Knitting Abbreviations

alt, alternate(ing)

beg, beginning

C6B, Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K2 from cable needle
C6F, Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K2 from cable needle
cm, centimeter(s)
co, cast on
cont, continue(ity)

dec, decrease(ing)
dtr, double treble

g, gram(s)

inc, increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch

K, knit
K1below, knit into next stitch 1 row below
K1tbl, Knit next stitch through back of loop
K2tog, Knit 2 stitches together
K2togtbl, Knit 2 stitches together through back loops
kfb, increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch

M1, Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.
M1P, Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and purling into back of loop.
mm, millimeter(s)

oz, ounce(s)

p, purl
P2tog, purl two stitches together
P2togtbl, purl 2 stitches together through back loops
pat, pattern
pm, place marker
psso, pass slipped stitch over

rem, remain(ing)
rep, repeat
rnd(s), round(s)
RS, right side

Sl st, Slip stitch
Sl1, Slip next stitch knitwise
Sl1K, Slip next stitch knitwise
Sl1P, Slip next stitch purlwise
sm, Slip marker
ssk, Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
st st, stockinette stitch
st(s), stitch(es)

tog, together

WS, wrong side

yb, bring yarn into back of work
yf, bring yarn into front of work
yfwd, yarn forward (makes 1 extra stitch)
yo, yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)
yon, yarn over, needle (same as yo - makes 1 extra stitch)
yrn, yarn round needle (makes 1 extra stitch)