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Knitting Abbreviations
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approx approximately pm place marker
beg begin(ning) psso pass slip stitch(es) over
CC contrasting color rem remain(s)(ing)
ch chain rep repeat
cn cable needle RH righthand
cm centimeter(s) RS right side(s)
cont continu(e)(ing) rnd(s) round(s)
dec decreas(e)(ing) SKP slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over. 
1 stitch has been decreased
dpn double pointed needle(s) SK2P slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip 
stitch over the knit 2 together. 
2 stitches have been decreased.
foll follow(s)(ing) sl  slip
g gram(s) sl st slip stitch
inc increas(e)(ing) ssk slip, slip knit
k knit sssk slip, slip, slip, knit
LH lefthand st(s) stitch(es)
lp(s) loop(s) tbl through back loop(s)
m meter(s) tog together
mm millimeter(s) WS wrong side
MC main color wyib with yarn in back
M1 make one wyif with yarn in front
M1 p-st make one purl stitch yd yard(s)
oz ounce(s) yo yarn over needle
p purl * repeat directions following * as 
many times as indicated
pat(s) pattern(s) [ ] repeat directions inside brackets 
as many times as indicated

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