Abbreviations Used in Knitting the Natural Way Patterns:

3SK (3 Stitch Knot) = P3tog without slipping sts from left needle, bring yarn to back and knit the
same 3 sts together without slipping from needle, bring yarn to front and purl the same 3 sts together
once more, then slip sts off left


approx. = approximately


BH (button hole) = yo, K1, slip yo loop over last st on right needle and off needle (no sts increased or decreased)


C2B (Cable 2 to the back) = slip next 2 st to cn, holding cn in back: K2, K2 from cn


C2F (Cable 2 to the front) = slip next 2 st to cn, holding cn in front: K2, K2 from cn


C6L (Cable 6 to the left) = Slip next 3 sts to cn and hold in front, K3 from left needle, K3 from cn


C6R (Cable 6 to the right) = Slip next 3 sts to cn and hold in back, K3 from left needle, K3 from cn


circ. = circumference


cm = centimeter


cn = cable needle


CO = cast on


dec = decrease (or) decreasing


DPNs = double pointed needles


Flower = with yarn in back, *slip the next stitch purlwise, dropping the two extra loops; rep from * 4 more times (you should now have 5 large loops on the right needle), **bring yarn to front, slip the 5 sts back to the left needle, bring yarn to back; rep from ** once more, then with yarn in back, slip the five back to the right needle


in = inch


inc = increase (or) increased


JB (jumbo bobble) = (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1) into next st, turn, K7, turn, K7, turn, K7, turn, sl 6 st to right needle, k1, pass the 6 st slipped sts one at a time over the last stitch and off the needle (no sts increased or decreased)


K = Knit


K2tog = Knit next 2 stichs together (1 st decreased)K2togf&b = Knit next 2 sts together through front and back loop (no sts increased or decreased)


K3tog = knit the next three stitches together (2 sts decreased)


K5tog = knit the next five stitches together (4 sts decreased)


Kf&b = Knit into the front and back of the next stitch (1 st increased)


Kfbf = knit through the front, then back, then front of the next stitch (2 sts increased)


Knot = K3, pass the first of these 3 sts over the last two worked and off the needle (1 st decreased)


Ktbl = knit through back loop


Kwise = knitwise


Loop = K into the next st without dropping it off the needle. Bring yarn to the front between the two needles, loop it over your left thumb, then bring yarn to back, between the needles. K the same st again, this time dropping it off the left needle, like a normal knit st. Pass the second st on the right needle over the first st and off the needle.


LSC (Left Stitch Cable) = Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to front, K2, K2 from cn


M1 = Insert the left needle from back under the top strand between the two needles, then knit into thefront of the stitch to twist it (1 st increased)


M1L = Insert the left needle from front under the top strand between the two needles, then knit into the back of the stitch to twist it (1 st increased)


M1R = Insert the left needle from back under the top strand between the two needles, then knit into the front of the stitch to twist it (1 st increased)


MB (make bobble) = (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1) into next stitch, turn work, P5, turn work, slide 5 sts from left needle to right needle. *Pass the second stitch on the right needle over the first stitch and off the needle. Repeat from * three times.


nupp = loosely work (K1, yo, K1, yo, K1) into the next stitch


oz = ounce


P = Purl


P2tog = Purl next two stitches together (1 st decreased)


P3tog = purl the next three stitches together (2 sts decreased)


Pf&b = Purl into the front and back of the next stitch (1 st increased)


pm = place marker


Ptbl = purl through back loop


rem = remain


rep = repeat

RND (or) rnd = round


RNDS (or) rnds = rounds


RS = right side


RSC (Right Stitch Cable) = Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to back, K2, K2 from cn


skpo (slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over) = slip next stitch to right needle, K1, pass slipped stitch over the last stitch you just knit and off the needle


sl = slip


Smock = With yarn in back, insert right needle knitwise between the 6th and 7th stitches on the left needle. Pick up a loop and bring it between the stitches to the front of the work and place it on the left needle. Pull yarn taut and K2tog (no stitches increased or decreased)


sppo (slip 1, purl 1, pass slipped stitch over) = slip next stitch to right needle, P1, pass slipped stitch over the last stitch you just purled and off the needle


SSK = (slip next stitch to right needle as if to knit) twice, slip the two stitches back to the left needle, then knit the two together (1 st decreased)


st(s) = stitch(es)


SWT (Slip, Wrap, Turn) = with yarn in back, sl next st as if to purl. Bring the yarn to the front and replace the slipped st back on left needle. Turn work.


turn = turn the work in your hands, so that the other side is facing you


WS = wrong side


WS4 (wrap stitch 4 times) = *Bring the color shown on stitch symbol to front of work, slip the stitch purlwise to the right needle, bring the color shown on stitch symbol to back of work, slip the stitch back to left needle; rep from * three more times, then with the color shown on stitch symbol in the back, slip the stitch to right needle and continue with pattern.


w&t (wrap and turn) = If working on the RS: bring yarn to front, slip next stitch purlwise to right needle, bring yarn to back, slip the stitch back to the left needle, turn work. You will now have one ‘wrapped stitch’. If working on the WS: bring yarn to back, slip next stitch purlwise to right needle, bring yarn to front, slip the stitch back to the left needle, turn work. You will now have one ‘wrapped stitch’.


yd(s) = yard(s)


yo = yarn over


yo purlwise = To work a yarnover purlwise; begin with yarn in front and bring yarn over the top of the right needle to the back of the needle, then under the right needle to the front of the needle (1 st increased)

 

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