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Knitting patterns use a standard set of abbreviations that all knitters need to know.

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Yo means "yarn over" as in laying the working yarn over the right needle from front to back, then proceeding to the next stitch as if a stitch had been made. This yo is knit or purled on ...

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With yarn in front is abbreviated wyif. When wrapping stitches for short rows or making special pattern stitches, instructions may tell you to hold the yarn in front of the work at a time it would ...

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With yarn in back is abbreviated wyib. For example, stitches are almost always slipped with the yarn in back of the work. In working special pattern stitches, the yarn may be moved back and forward ...

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The wrong side of the work is indicated by the abbreviation "ws." For most knitting, the knitter must stay aware of the right and wrong sides of the work when changing colors and working ...

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Together is abbreviated tog in knitting patterns. For example, one way to decrease a stitch is to knit two stitches together: k2tog. P2tog is another common instruction for decreasing.

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St is the abbreviation for "stitch" or "stitches" in knitting patterns. The context will indicate whether the term is singular or plural.

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Sl is the abbreviation for slip, as in slip 1, knit 1 (sl1, k1.)Stitches may be slipped as if to knit (knitwise) by inserting needle from left to right with yarn in back or purlwise by inserting ...

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