US vs UK Knitting Terms
Common US vs UK Knitting Terms & Abbreviations Chart (USA vs UK / AU)*:

Term & Abbreviation
(USA)
Term & Abbreviation
(UK / AU)
knit
k
knit
k
purl
p
purl
p
knit 2 together
k2tog
knit 2 together
k2tog
purl 2 together
p2tog
purl 2 together
p2tog
cable stitch: 3 front
c3f
c+ (2,3,4, etc.) +f
cable stitch: 3 back
c3b
c+ (2,3,4, etc.) +b
slip, knit, pass sl’d st over
skp
slip, knit, pass sl’d st over
skpo
slip 1 st knitwise
sl1k
slip 1 st knitwise
sl1k
slip 1 st purlwise
sl1p
slip 1 st purlwise
sl1p
knit front & back of st
kfb
purl front & back of st
pfb
right side
RS
right side
RS
wrong side
WS
wrong side
WS
yarn over
yo
yarn over needle
yon
bind off
BO
cast off
CO
gauge tension

*Reference only based on an aggregate of crochet terms and comparison sources.

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