() work instructions between parentheses as many times as directed
 work instructions between brackets as many times as directed
* repeat instructions from the single asterix as directed
** repeat instructions until double asterix as directed
CA colour A
CB colour B
CC contrasting colour
ch chain (using crochet hook). Start with a slip knot.
cn cable needle: short knitting needle, used as an aid in the twisting of a cable.
CO cast on / off
cross 2 L cross 2 stitches to the left (to work a cable). Slip 2 stitches purl wise onto a cable needle, let cable needle hang in front of work as you knit the next couple of stitches; then knit stitches off of cable needle.
cross 2 R cross 2 stitches to the right (to work a cable). slip 2 stitches purl wise onto a cable needle, let cable needle hang in back of work as you knit the next couple of stitches; then knit stitches off of cable needle.
dc double crochet
DK Double Knitting weight yarn. Slightly finer than worsted weight.
dpn aka dp double pointed needle(s). A short needle with points at both ends, used in sets or 4 or 5, for knitting in the round.
EON end of needle
EOR end of row
FC front cross (when working a cable)
fl front loop
follow; follows; following
g aka gr gram
g st garter stitch
hdc half double crochet
kwise knitwise. Insert right needle into the stitch as if to knit it
k2tog knit 2 stitches together
k2tog tbl knit 2 stitches together, through the back loops
kll knit left loop. An increase
krl knit right loop. An increase