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Abbreviations

Abb. Meaning
[ ] x no. Repeat the section in square brackets the required number of times.
{ } x no. Repeat the section in curly brackets the required number of times.
(no.) Gives the total number of stitches you should have on needle by the end of the row.
cast off no. Bind off the given number of stitches using a method of your choice.
cast on no. Cast on the given number of stitches using a method of your choice.
drop no. Allow the next no. stiches to drop off the needle without working them (- no. stitches).
inc Pick up a loop from the previous row and knit into it to make a stitch (+1 stitch).
k – Knit every stitch to the end of the row.
k no. Knit this number of stitches.
k-wise Insert needle into stitch as though you are about to form a knit stitch.
k2tog Knit the next two stitches together (-1 stitch).
k2togtbl Knit the next two stitches together through the back of the loops (-1 stitch).
kb no. Knit into the back of the loop for this number of stitches.
kfb Knit into the front and then the back of a single stitch (+1 stitch).
kfbf Knit into the front and the back and the front again of a single stitch (+2 stitches).
kb Knit the stitch through the back of the loop.
p – Purl every stitch to the end of the row.
p no. Purl this number of stitches.
p-wise Insert needle into stitch as though you are about to form a purl stitch.
p2tog Purl the next two stitches together (-1 stitch).
p2togtbl Purl the next two stitches together through the back of the loops (-1 stitch).
pfb Purl into the front and then the back of a single stitch (+1 stitch).
pfkb Purl into the front and then knit into the back of a single stitch (+1 stitch).
psso Pass the slipped stitch over any intervening stitches and off the needle.
sl no. Slip this number of stitches purl wise.
sl no. k-wise Slip this number of stitches knit wise.
st Stitch.
sts Stitches.
turn/ Rotate the knitting by half a turn and work in the opposite direction.
w&t/ Wrap the yarn around the next stitch and turn the knitting. See Short Rows.
ybck Take the yarn to the back of the knitting.
yfwd Bring the yarn to the front of the knitting (+1 stitch if followed by a knit).
yrn Wrap the yarn around the needle once (+1 stitch).