Abbreviations and Techniques

beg: begin; beginning

bet: between

2/2LC, 2 over 2 Left Cross; slip 2 sts to cn and hold to front, k2, k2 from cn.

2/2RC, 2 over 2 Right Cross; slip 2 sts to cn and hold to back, k2, k2 from cn.

CC: contrast color

chain space bind-off

crochet chain cast on

cm: centimeters

cn: cable needle

cont: continue

dec’d: decreased

dec(s): decrease, decreases

dpn(s): double pointed needle(s)

ds: double stitch (German Short Rows); slip stitch as if to purl with yarn in front, pull yarn up and to back of work

est: established

foll: following

German Short Rows

g: grams

inc’d: increased

inc(s): increase(s); increasing

k: knit

k1b: knit 1 in the row below

k1 tbl: knit 1 through back loop

k2tog: right leaning dec; knit 2 together

kfb: knit 1 front and back

knitwise: as if to knit

m: marker

M1L (M1Lp): make 1 left; with left needle, lift the yarn between the needles from the front, knit (purl) into the back of this loop

M1R (M1Rp): make 1 right; with left needle, lift the yarn between the needles from the back, knit (purl) into the front of this loop

MC: main color

mm: millimeters

oz: ounces

p: purl

p1b: purl 1 in the row below

p2tog: right leaning dec; purl 2 together

p1 tbl: purl 1 through back loop

pfb: purl 1 front and back

pm: place marker

prov cast-on: provisional cast-on

psso: pass slipped stitch over

puk: pick up and knit

purlwise: as if to purl

rev: reverse

rm: remove marker

RS: right side

sl1: slip 1

sl1-k2tog-psso: double decrease; slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over

sl2-k1-p2sso: centered double decrease; slip 2 stitches as if to knit 2 together, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over

sm: slip marker

ssk: left leaning dec; slip next 2 stitches as if to knit, return to left needle and knit 2 together through back loops

ssp: left leaning dec; slip next 2 stitches one at a time as if to knit, return to left needle and purl 2 together through back loops

sssk: left leaning double dec; slip next 3 sts knitwise, return to left needle and knit 3 together through back loops

St st: stockinette st

st(s): stitch; stitches

tbl: through back loop(s)

tog: together

WS: wrong side

wyb: with yarn in back

wyf: with yarn in front

yb: yarn back

yd(s): yard(s)

yf: yarn forward

yo: yarn over

yo2: double yarn over; yarn over needle twice

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