Pattern Resources

Abbreviations

  • approx 
  • approximately
  • beg 
  • begin(ning); begin(s)
  • BO 
  • bind off
  • BOR 
  • beginning of round
  • CO
  • cast on
  • CC
  • contrast color
  • circ
  • circular needle
  • cm
  • centimeter(s)
  • cn
  • cable needle
  • cont
  • continue(s); continuing
  • dec('d)
  • decrease(d)
  • dpn(s)
  • double-pointed needle(s)
  • est
  • establish(ed)
  • g
  • gram(s)
  • inc('d)
  • increase(d)
  • k
  • knit
  • LH
  • left hand
  • MC
  • main color
  • meas
  • measures
  • mm
  • millimeter(s)
  • m
  • marker(s)
  • p
  • purl
  • patt(s)
  • pattern(s)
  • pc(s)
  • piece(s)
  • pm
  • place marker
  • psso 
  • pass slipped stitch(es) over
  • rem
  • remain(ing); remain(s)
  • rep
  • repeat(ing); repeat(s)
  • RH
  • right hand
  • rib
  • ribbing
  • rnd(s)
  • round(s)
  • RS
  • right side
  • sl
  • slip
  • sl m
  • slip marker
  • st(s)
  • stitch(es)
  • St st
  • stockinette stitch
  • tbl
  • through the back loop
  • tog
  • together
  • wyib
  • with yarn in back
  • wyif
  • with yarn in front
  • WS
  • wrong side
  • yd
  • yard(s)

Helpful links

Backward loop cast on

Cable cast on

German twisted cast on

Invisible provisional cast on

Knitted cast on

Long-tail cast on

Working in the round with two circular needles

German short rows

Japanese (or Sunday) short rows

Wrap-and-turn short rows

Basic bind off

EZ's sewn bind off

Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off

Three-needle bind off

I-cord

Grafting (Kitchener stitch)

Pom pom with a pom pom maker

Pom pom without a pom pom maker

Seaming

Whipstitch