Abbreviations Used in Botanical Knits 1 & 2

approx: approximately

beg: begin(s)(ning)

BO: Bind Off

C3B: Cable 3 Back. Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold to back. K2 from left needle, then k1 from cable needle.

C3F: Cable 3 Front. Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to front. K1 from left needle, then k2 from cable needle.

C4B: Cable 4 Back. Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to back. K2 from left needle, then k2 from cable needle.

C4F: Cable 4 Front. Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to front. K2 from left needle, then k2 from cable needle.

CO: Cast On

circ: circumference

cont: continue

cm: centimeter(s)

cn: cable needle

dec: decreas(ed)(es)(ing)

Dec-5: Decrease 5. Slip 3 sts with yarn in back. *Pass 2nd st on right needle over the 1st (center st). Slip the center st back to left needle and pass the 2nd st on left needle over it. Slip the center st back to right needle again and rep from * once more. Pick up yarn and knit center st tbl.

Dec-5 pw: Decrease 5 purlwise. Slip 3 sts with yarn in back. *Pass 2nd st on right needle over the 1st (center st). Slip the center st back to left needle and pass the 2nd st on left needle over it. Slip the center st back to right needle again and rep from * once more. Pick up yarn and purl center st.

dpn(s): double-pointed needle(s)

est: established

inc: increas(ed)(es)(ing)

Inc-3: Increase 3. Knit through the back loop and then through the front loop of the same st. Insert left needle point behind the vertical strand that runs downward between the 2 sts just made and k1-tbl into this strand to make the 3rd st.

k: knit

k1-tbl: knit next st through the back loop

k2tog: Insert needle through next 2 sts as if to knit. Knit together.

k3tog: Insert needle through next 3 sts as if to knit. Knit together.

kfb: knit into front and back of st

M3: Make 3 Increase. (K1, yo, k1) into 1 st.

M5: Make 5 Increase. ({K1, yo} twice, k1) into 1 st.

m: meters

mm: millimeters

M1R: Make 1 Right Increase. Lift bar between sts from back to front with the left needle and then knit through the front of it with the right needle.

M1, M1L: Make 1 (Left) Increase. Lift bar between sts from front to back with the left needle and then knit through the back of it with the right needle.

M1-p: Make 1 (purlwise) Increase. Lift bar between sts from front to back with the left needle and then purl through the back of it with the right needle.

oz: ounces

patt: pattern(s)

p: purl

p2tog: Insert needle through next 2 sts as if to purl. Purl together.

p3tog: Insert needle through next 3 sts as if to purl. Purl together.

pfb: purl into fron and back of st

pm: place marker

pw: purlwise

rem: remain(s)(ing)

rep: repeat(s)(ing)

Rev St st: reverse Stockinette stitch (see Techniques)

rnd(s): round(s)

RS: Right Side

S2KP2: Slip 2 sts together to the right needle as if to knit, knit the next st, then pass the 2 slipped sts over.

sl: slip

sm: slip marker

ssk: slip, slip, knit. Slip 2 sts knitwise, one at a time. Insert left needle through front of sts from left to right and knit together.

sssk: slip, slip, slip, knit. Slip 3 sts knitwise, one at a time. Insert left needle through front of sts from left to right and knit together.

st(s): stitch(es)

St st: Stockinette stitch (see Techniques)

T2B: Twist 2 Back. Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold to back. K1 from left needle, then p1 from cable needle.

T2F: Twist 2 Front. Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold to front. P1 from left needle, then k1 from cable needle.

T3B: Twist 3 Back. Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold to back. K2 from left needle, then p1 from cable needle.

T3F: Twist 3 Front. Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to front. P1 from left needle, then k2 from cable needle.

T4B: Twist 4 Back. Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to back. K2 from left needle, then p2 from cable needle.

T4F: Twist 4 Front. Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to front. P2 from left needle, then k2 from cable needle.

tbl: through the back loop(s)

tog: together

w&t: wrap & turn (see Techniques)

WS: Wrong Side

yd: yards

yo: yarn over