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Please find our knitting tutorials, organized by category, just below. Or, scroll farther down for individual tutorials listed alphabetically under Knitting Abbreviations + Terms.

Advanced Techniques
Bind Offs
Cast Ons
Decorative Stitches
Decreases
Finishing Techniques
Getting Ready to Knit
Increases
Working in the Round

Knitting Abbreviations + Terms

[ ]    work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

( )    work instructions within parentheses as many times as directed

*    repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed

* *    repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions

"    inch(es) 

A

alt    alternate

approx    approximately

attached i-cord 

attached tassel

B

beg    begin / beginning

bet    between

bk2tog    brioche knit 2 together; knit next knit stitch together with its paired yarnover

bk3tog    right leaning brioche decrease

block or blocking

BO    bind off

bobble    tutorial for a 5-Stitch Garter Bobble

bp2tog    brioche purl 2 together; purl next purl stitch together with its paired yarnover

brioche stitch    related tutorials: two-color brioche in the round, brioche stitch basic decrease

bsk2p    left leaning brioche decrease

C

cable    a decorative stitch that looks like a twisted rope or braid

CC    contrasting color

cco    cable cast on

cm    centimeter(s)

cn    cable needle

CO    cast on

cont    continue

D

dec    decrease / decreases / decreasing

dpn    double pointed needle(s)

F

fair isle    tutorial for how to designing your own fair isle

fl    front loop(s)

foll    follow / follows / following

G

g    gram

I

i-cord    also see attached i-cord 

inc    increase / increases / increasing

intartia

K

k  or K    knit

k1fb    knit one front and back; a single-stitch decrease

k2tog    knit 2 stitches together; a single-stitch decrease

kitchner stitch    method of grafting lives stitches together

kwise    knitwise

L

LH    left hand

long tail cast on

lp(s)    loops

M

m    meter(s)

M1    make 1 stitch

m1L    left-slanting, one-stitch increase

m1R   right-slanting, one-stitch increase

M1 p-st    make 1 purl stitch

MC    main color

mm    millimeter(s)

O

oz    ounce(s)

P

p  or P    purl

pat(s) or patt    pattern(s)

pm    place marker​

pom pom

pop    popcorn

p2tog    purl 2 stitches together; a one-stitch decrease

p2tog tbl    purl 2 stitches together through the back loops; also known as​ ssp; an one-stitch decrease

prev    previous

provisional cast on

psso    pass slipped stitch over

pwise    purlwise

R

rem    remain / remaining

rep    repeat(s)

rev St st    reverse stockinette stitch

RH    right hand

rnd(s)    round(s)

RS    right side

S

short rows

sk    skip

skp    slip, knit, pass stitch over; an one-stitch decrease

sk2p    slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over (psso), then knit 2 together; a two-stitch decrease

sl    slip

sl st    slip stitch(es)​

sl1k    slip 1 knitwise

sl1p    slip 1 purlwise

sl1, k1, ppso    slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over; an one-stitch decrease

ssk    slip, slip, knit these 2 stitches together; an one-stitch decrease

sssk    slip, slip, slip, knit these 3 stitches together; a two-stitch decrease

ssp    slip, slip, purl; one-stitch decrease; also known as k2tog tbl

st(s)    stitches

St st    stockinette stitch / stocking stitch

stripes in the round

swatch    also see swatching for circular gauge

T

​tbl    through back loop

tog    together

W

weaving in ends

WS    wrong side

wyib    with yarn in back

wyif    with yarn in front

Y

yd(s)    yard(s)

yf or yfwd    yarn forward

yo    yarn over

yrn    yarn around needle

yon    yarn over needle

Z

zippers in knits