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Knitting Tutorials

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
Finishing Techniques
Getting Ready to Knit
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) 


alt    alternate

approx    approximately


beg    begin / beginning

bet    between

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

bk3tog    right leaning brioche decrease; tutorial

block or blocking    tutorial

BO    bind off; tutorial

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

bsk2p    left leaning brioche decrease; tutorial


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

CC    contrasting color

cco    cable cast on; tutorial

cm    centimeter(s)

cn    cable needle

CO    cast on; tutorial

cont    continue


dec    decrease / decreases / decreasing; tutorials

dpn    double pointed needle(s); tutorial


fl    front loop(s)

foll    follow / follows / following


g    gram


i-cord    tutorial; also see attached i-cord 

inc    increase / increases / increasing; tutorials

intartia​    tutorial


k  or K    knit

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

k2tog    knit 2 stitches together; a single-stitch decrease; tutorial

kitchner stitch    method of grafting lives stitches together; tutorial

kwise    knitwise


LH    left hand

lp(s)    loops


m    meter(s)

M1    make 1 stitch

m1L    left-slanting, one-stitch increase; tutorial

m1R   right-slanting, one-stitch increase; tutorial

M1 p-st    make 1 purl stitch

MC    main color

mm    millimeter(s)


oz    ounce(s)


p  or P    purl

pat(s) or patt    pattern(s)

pm    place marker​

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; tutorial

prev    previous

psso    pass slipped stitch over

pwise    purlwise


rem    remain / remaining

rep    repeat(s)

rev St st    reverse stockinette stitch

RH    right hand

rnd(s)    round(s)

RS    right side


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; tutorial

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


​tbl    through back loop

tog    together


WS    wrong side

wyib    with yarn in back

wyif    with yarn in front


yd(s)    yard(s)

yf or yfwd    yarn forward

yo    yarn over

yrn    yarn around needle

yon    yarn over needle