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Abbreviations explained, A-K

" inches

cm centimeters

() 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

alt alternate

approx. approximately

beg begin(ning)

bet between

BO bind off (continental or English)

CA colour A

CB colour B

CC contrasting colour

cdd centered double decrease. sl2 tog, K1, pass the slipped stitches over (together) English or Continenta

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

cont continue

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

dec(s) decrease(s)

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

hk hook

in(s) inch(es)

inc(s) increase(s)

incl including

k knit

k tbl aka K1 tbl, K1b Knit stitch through the back loop English or Continental 

k­b knit stitch in row below English or Continental (Infrequently used for knit through the back loop; see K tbl) 

k­wise knit­wise. Insert right needle into the stitch as if to knit it

k1 f&b aka kfb knit 1 stitch in the front, then in the back. This is also called a Bar Increase English or continental

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

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