ABBREVIATIONS

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DPN double pointed needle

st(s) stitch(es)

alt alternate

foll following

rem remaining

dec decrease

inc increase

PM place marker (s)

SM slip marker

RS right side of work

WS wrong side of work

C1/C2/C3 colour one/two/three

MC/SC main/second colour

K knit

P purl

K2tog knit two stitches together

P2tog purl two stitches together

G ST garter stitch, working straight: K every row, in the round: K one round, P the next

ST ST stocking stitch, working straight: K one row, P the next, in the round: K every round

REV ST ST reverse stocking stitch, working straight: P one row, K the next, in the round: P every round

TBL through the back loop(s)

M1 make 1, insert the left needle from front to back into the horizontal strand between the two stitches, knit through back loop

inc1 increase, knit into front and back of next stitch, knit but keep stitch on left needle then insert right needle into the back loop of same stitch, bring yarn round again to create an extra stitch

inc1 purl-wise increase, purl into front and back of next stitch, purl but keep stitch on left needle then insert right needle into the back loop of same stitch from the back, bring yarn round again to create an extra stitch

YF yarn forward, bring yarn to front of work between needles as if to purl

YFRN yarn forward round needle, with yarn to front of work wrap yarn anti-clockwise around the needle until back in purl position

SSK slip, slip, knit, sl two stitches as though to knit, insert left needle into slipped stitches and K2tog

SKPO slip next stitch, K1, insert left needle into slipped stitch and pass it over the knitted stitch and off the right needle

PSSO pass slipped stitch over, insert left needle into slipped stitch and pass it over stitch(es) and off the right needle

P5tog purl 5 stitches together if tension allows, OR sl4 purl-wise then purl 1 stitch, pass 4 slipped stitches over

KPKPK in the same stitch, knit, purl, knit, purl, knit

K000 wrap yarn around the needle 3 times and knit

MB make bobble (K1, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, K1) all in next stitch, pass 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th stitches over 1st

CN cable needle

C8F slip next 4 stitches onto cable needle, hold at front of work, K4, K4 stitches from cable needle

C8B slip next 4 stitches onto cable needle, hold at back of work, K4, K4 stitches from cable needle

CR3L slip 2 stitches onto cable needle, hold at front of work, P1, K2 stitches from cable needle

CR3R slip 1 stitch onto cable needle, hold at back of work, K2, P1 stitch from cable needle

C3F slip 2 stitches onto cable needle, hold at front of work, K1, K2 from cable needle

C3B slip 2 stitches onto cable needle, hold at back of work, K1, K2 from cable needle

C3R slip 1 stitch onto cable needle, hold at back of work, K2, K1 from cable needle

K1B knit one below, insert needle through centre of stitch below next stitch on needle and knit in the usual way, slip the stitch above off the needle at the same time

P1B purl one below, insert needle through centre of stitch below next stitch on needle and purl in the usual way, slip the stitch above off the needle at the same time

W&T wrap and turn:

On a K (RS) row YTF, slip next stitch as though to K, YTB, return slipped stitch to left needle with needles in P position (stitch is now twisted), turn

On a P (WS) row YTB, slip next stitch as though to P, YTF, return slipped stitch to left needle with needles in P position (stitch is not twisted), turn

YTB take yarn to back

YTF bring yarn to front

dc double crochet, insert hook into stitch, wrap yarn around hook, bring yarn through stitch, wrap yarn round hook again then bring yarn through both stitches on hook

ch chain stitch

cl beginning with one stitch on hook, yarn over, into stitch, pull through, yarn over, into stitch, pull through (5 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through all stitches on hook, ch1

cl2 cluster, ch1, cluster




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