Symbol key

Basic symbols

  • kKnit on RS, purl on WS
  • pPurl on RS, knit on WS
  • k1 tblK1 tbl on RS, p1 tbl on WS
  • p1 tblP1 tbl on RS, k1 tbl on WS
  • kK1 wrapping yarn twice on RS, p1 wrapping yarn twice on WS; drop extra wrap on next row
  • pK1 wrapping yarn 3 times on RS, p1 wrapping yarn 3 times on WS; drop extra wraps on next row
  • kP1 wrapping yarn twice on RS, k1 wrapping yarn twice on WS; drop extra wrap on next row
  • pP1 wrapping yarn 3 times on RS, k1 wrapping yarn 3 times on WS; drop extra wraps on next row
  • sl1 wyibSl1 wyib on RS, sl1 wyif on WS
  • sl1 wyifSl1 wyif on RS, sl1 wyib on WS

Increases

  • yoYo on RS and on WS
  • yoYo wrapping yarn twice on RS and on WS; drop extra wrap on next row
  • yoYo wrapping yarn 3 times on RS and on WS; drop extra wraps on next row
  • M1LM1L on RS, M1Lp on WS
  • M1RM1R on RS, M1Rp on WS
  • M1L on WSM1Lp on RS, M1L on WS
  • M1R on WSM1Rp on RS, M1R on WS
  • incLincL on RS, incRp on WS
  • incRincR on RS, incLp on WS
  • incLpincLp on RS, incR on WS
  • incRpincRp on RS, incL on WS
  • kfbKfb on RS, pfb on WS
  • pfbPfb on RS, kfb on WS
  • (k1, p1) in next st(K1, p1) in next st on RS and on WS
  • (p1, k1) in next st(P1, k1) in next st on RS and on WS
  • ctr dbl incCtr dbl inc on RS
  • (k1, p1, k1) in next st(K1, p1, k1) in next st on RS, (p1, k1, p1) in next st on WS
  • (p1, k1, p1) in next st(P1, k1, p1) in next st on RS, (k1, p1, k1) in next st on WS
  • (k1, yo, k1) in next st(K1, yo, k1) in next st on RS, (p1, yo, p1) in next st on WS
  • (p1, yo, p1) in next st(P1, yo, p1) in next st on RS, (k1, yo, k1) in next st on WS
  • 1-to-4 inc1-to-4 inc on RS
  • 1-to-5 inc1-to-5 inc on RS
  • 1-to-6 inc1-to-6 inc on RS
  • 1-to-7 inc1-to-7 inc on RS
  • 1-to-8 inc1-to-8 inc on RS
  • 1-to-9 inc1-to-9 inc on RS
  • 1-to-4 inc on WS1-to-4 inc on WS
  • 1-to-5 inc on WS1-to-5 inc on WS
  • 1-to-6 inc on WS1-to-6 inc on WS
  • 1-to-7 inc on WS1-to-7 inc on WS
  • 1-to-8 inc on WS1-to-8 inc on WS
  • 1-to-9 inc on WS1-to-9 inc on WS

Decreases

  • k2togK2tog on RS, p2tog on WS
  • k3togK3tog on RS, p3tog on WS
  • sskSsk on RS, ssp on WS
  • sl1-k2tog-pssoSl1-k2tog-psso on RS, sssp on WS
  • sl2-k1-p2ssoSl2-k1-p2sso on RS
  • p2togP2tog on RS, k2tog on WS
  • p3togP3tog on RS, k3tog on WS
  • sspSsp on RS, ssk on WS
  • ssspSssp on RS, sl1-k2tog-psso on WS
  • sl2-k1-p2sso on WSSl2-k1-p2sso on WS
  • k4togK4tog on RS, p4tog on WS
  • k5togK5tog on RS, p5tog on WS
  • k6togK6tog on RS, p6tog on WS
  • k7togK7tog on RS, p7tog on WS
  • k8togK8tog on RS, p8tog on WS
  • k9togK9tog on RS, p9tog on WS
  • p4togP4tog on RS, k4tog on WS
  • p5togP5tog on RS, k5tog on WS
  • p6togP6tog on RS, k6tog on WS
  • p7togP7tog on RS, k7tog on WS
  • p8togP8tog on RS, k8tog on WS
  • p9togP9tog on RS, k9tog on WS
  • k2tog-tblK2tog tbl on RS, p2tog tbl on WS
  • k3tog-tblK3tog tbl on RS, p3tog tbl on WS
  • p2tog-tblP2tog tbl on RS, k2tog tbl on WS
  • p3tog-tblP3tog tbl on RS, k3tog tbl on WS

Clusters

  • sl1-k1-yo-pssoSl1-k1-yo-psso on RS
  • sl1-k1-yo-k1-pssoSl1-k1-yo-k1-psso on RS
  • p2so-yo-k1P2so-yo-k1 on RS
  • p3so-k1-yo-k1P3so-k1-yo-k1 on RS
  • yo-k2-pyoYo-k2-pyo on RS
  • yo-p2-pyoYo-p2-pyo on RS
  • sl1-k1-yo-psso on WSSl1-k1-yo-psso on WS
  • sl1-k1-yo-k1-psso on WSSl1-k1-yo-k1-psso on WS
  • p2so-yo-k1 on WSP2so-yo-k1 on WS
  • p3so-k1-yo-k1 on WSP3so-k1-yo-k1 on WS
  • yo-k2-pyo on WSYo-k2-pyo on WS
  • yo-p2-pyo on WSYo-p2-pyo on WS

Abbreviations list

1-to-4 inc
Increase from 1 stitch to 4: (K1, p1, k1, p1) in next st.
1-to-5 inc
Increase from 1 stitch to 5: (K1, yo, k1, yo, k1) in next st.
1-to-6 inc
Increase from 1 stitch to 6: (K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1) in next st.
1-to-7 inc
Increase from 1 stitch to 7: (K1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) in next st.
1-to-8 inc
Increase from 1 stitch to 8: (K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1) in next st.
1-to-9 inc
Increase from 1 stitch to 9: (K1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) in next st.
ctr dbl inc
Center double increase: (K1 through back loop, k1) in next st, insert left needle from left to right under vertical strand between stitches just made, knit this strand through back loop.
incL
Lifted increase to left: Insert left needle from front to back under the left leg of the stitch two rows below the first stitch on the right needle, lifting this loop onto the left needle, then knit into this loop.
incLp
Purled lifted increase to left: Insert left needle from front to back under the left leg of the stitch two rows below the first stitch on the right needle, lifting this loop onto the left needle, then purl into this loop.
incR
Lifted increase to right: Knit into the top of the stitch below the first stitch on the left needle, leaving the first stitch on the left needle.
incRp
Purled lifted increase to right: Purl into the top of the stitch below the first stitch on the left needle, leaving the first stitch on the left needle.
k
Knit.
k2tog
Knit 2 together.
k3tog
Knit 3 together.
k4tog
Knit 4 together.
k5tog
Knit 5 together.
k6tog
Knit 6 together.
k7tog
Knit 7 together.
k8tog
Knit 8 together.
k9tog
Knit 9 together.
kfb
Knit into front and back of next stitch.
M1L
Make 1 left: Insert left needle from front to back under strand between needles, and knit into the back of this loop.
M1Lp
Make 1 left purlwise: Insert left needle from front to back under strand between needles, and purl into the back of this loop.
M1R
Make 1 right: Insert left needle from back to front under strand between needles, and knit into the front of this loop.
M1Rp
Make 1 right purlwise: Insert left needle from back to front under strand between needles, and purl into the front of this loop.
p
Purl.
p2so-yo-k1
Pass second stitch on left needle over first stitch and off left needle. Yarn over, knit 1.
p2tog
Purl 2 together.
p3so-k1-yo-k1
Pass third stitch on left needle over first two stitches and off left needle. Knit 1, yarn over, knit 1.
p3tog
Purl 3 together.
p4tog
Purl 4 together.
p5tog
Purl 5 together.
p6tog
Purl 6 together.
p7tog
Purl 7 together.
p8tog
Purl 8 together.
p9tog
Purl 9 together.
pfb
Purl into front and back of next stitch.
RS
Right side.
sl
Slip.
sl1-k1-yo-k1-psso
Slip a stitch purlwise. K1, yo, k1. Pass slipped stitch over k1, yo, k1.
sl1-k1-yo-psso
Slip a stitch purlwise. K1, yo. Pass slipped stitch over k1, yo.
sl1-k2tog-psso
Slip a stitch knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over k2tog.
sl2-k1-p2sso
Slip 2 stitches as if to k2tog, k1, pass 2 slipped stitches over knit stitch.
ssk
Slip, slip, knit: [Slip a stitch knitwise] twice. Insert left needle from left to right into fronts of both stitches, and knit together through back loops.
ssp
Slip, slip, purl: [Slip a stitch knitwise] twice. Slip both stitches back to left needle. Purl together through back loops by inserting right needle from left to right into backs of both stitches.
sssp
Slip, slip, slip, purl: [Slip a stitch knitwise] 3 times. Slip all three stitches back to left needle. Purl together through back loops by inserting right needle from left to right into backs of all three stitches.
tbl
Through back loop.
WS
Wrong side.
wyib
With yarn in back.
wyif
With yarn in front.
yo
Yarn over.
yo-k2-pyo
Yarn over, knit 2, pass yo over k2.
yo-p2-pyo
Yarn over, purl 2, pass yo over p2.

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