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
gaugetension

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

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