Sunday 13 April 2008


Rather than having to add the abbreviations to all the patterns on the blog I thought it may be easier to put them all in one easy place for everyone to see. So here are the most common ones which are used in my patterns:

  • CO = cast on
  • K or k = knit
  • P or p = purl
  • Kfb = knit front and back (Knit a stitch, leaving stitch on left needle; knit into the back loop of this stitch)
  • Pfb = Purl front and back (purl a stitch, leaving stitch on the left needle; purl into the back of the loop of this stitch)
  • K2tog = Knit two stitches together to make one
  • Sts or st = stitches
  • *.......* = repeat the pattern set within the asterisk
  • BO = Bind off
  • CC1= Colour 1 (for patterns with contrasting colours the number will indicate a change in colour)
If you get stuck with any stitches or need help with a certain technique then visit this fantastic site, Knitting Help which shows you videos on how to do almost every knitting technique.

♥ Raynor


Lisa Abdul-Quddus said...

This is so helpful. I'm just learning how to knit and I can use all the help I can get lol.

Unknown said...

love it