Knitting Chart Symbols

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SymbolsAbbreviationDescriptionWrong Side DescFound In
k1knit one stitch purl one stitchWalker
k1knit one stitch purl one stitchBurda l
kknit one purl oneJapanese
k1knit 1 stitch purl 1 stitchJapanese
K1 tbl
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Stanfield: knit through back loop. Walker: no stitch  Standfield
k1-bknit one stitch in back loop purl one stitch in back loopWalker
k1 tblknit one stitch through the back loop  Burda l
k1-b1 twisted knit (worked in back loop)   
k1bknit in back loop of the stitch, resulting in a twisted stitch  Japanese
k1-bK through back loop P through back loop 
k1-btwisted knit stitch twisted purl stitch1-4027-0830-0
kbknit in back of stitch  Pence l
k1 in row belowinserting needle from front through the st in the row below left-hand needle instead of the st on the left hand needle inserting needle from behind through the st in the row below left-hand needle instead of the st on the left hand needle 
k1-belowinsert the needle into the center of the stitch in the row below and knit it, then drop the unworked stitch off the needle   
K1 wrapping yarn twiceknit one stitch wrapping yarn twice; drop extra wrap from needle on next row purl one stitch wrapping yarn twice;  drop extra wrap from needle on next rowWalker
K1 wrapping yarn 3 timesknit one stitch wrapping yarn three times; drop extra wraps from needle on next row purl one stitch wrapping yarn three times; drop extra wraps from needle on next rowWalker
p1purl one stitch knit one stitchWalker
ppurl  Laidman
ppurl one purl oneJapanese
p1purl one stitch knit one stitchBurda l
p1purl 1 stitch purl 1 stitchJapanese
p yo of previous 3 rowspurl the yarn overs of the three previous rows  Burda l
p1 tblpurl one stitch through the back loop knit one through the back loopBurda l
p1-bP through back loop K through back loop 
p1-bpurl in the back loop, resulting in a twisted stitch  Japanese
p1-bpurl through the back loop   
p1-btwisted purl stitch twisted knit stitch1-4027-0830-0
PSPatent Stitch: with yarn forward, slip 1 stitch, yo
or
yf, slip1, yo
 Saarniit
KPStogKnit the Patent Stitch together  Saarniit
PPStogPurl the Patent Stitch together  Saarniit
K1PS or brkKnit the stitch in the Patent Stitch, slipping the yo>  Saarniit
P1PSPurl the stitch in the Patent Stitch, slipping the yo  Saarniit
brkKnit the stitch that was slipped in the previous row together wth its yarn over.  Marchant
brk1tblbark 1 st through its back loop

knit the stitch that was slipped in the previous row through its back loop together with its yarn over
 Marchant
brk2togbark 2 stitches together

Since a stitch and its yarn over are treated as 1 st, ther may be 3 loops hanging on the needle. Knit all three together
or
if there are two stitches hanging on the needle under one yarn over, go under the yarn over and knit the 2 sts together

This is a one stitch decrease that leans to the right
 Marchant
brk2togtblbark 2 sts together through their back loops

ther will be three loops hanging on the needle, knit them together through their back loops

this is a one stitch decrease
 Marchant
brk3togbark 3 stitches together

work in pattern to 2 sts before the marked st (the marked st is the third st) brk2tog (a single st and a st with a yarn over -- 3 loops). Return this st to the left hand needle and pass the marked st (st with its yo) over. Place this st on the right-hand needle

This is a two st decrease -- the marked st is on top and slants to the right
 Marchant
brkyobrkbark 1, yo, bark 1

brk1, yo (yarn forward under needle then over the needle to back) then brk 1 in same st

2 st increase
 Marchant
brpbrioche purl, also known as burp

purl the st that was slipped in the previous row together with its yo
 Marchant
brsskslip, slip, bark slipped sts together

slip 2 sts knitwise (sinc a st and its yo are treated as one st, this could be 3 loops) 1 at a time to the right-hand needle. Then insert the left-hand needle from behind into the 2 slipped sts to hold them in place while you knit them together

if you hav two st hanging under 1 yo, go under the yo, slip 2 sts knitwise, 1 at a time, onto the right-hand needle. Then insert the left-hand needle from behind into the 2 slipped st to hold them as you knit them together, allowing the yo to slipp off after working the st

this is a 2 st decrease that slants left
 Marchant
brssskslip, slip, bark 1, pass slipped stitches over

work to marked st, slip the next 2 sts (the marked st woth its yo and the next singl st -- 3 loops) knitwise, 1 at aa time, onto the right-hand needle. Bark the following st, then pass the 2 slipped st over

this is a 2 st decrease that places the marked st on top and slants left.
 Marchant
k1yok1knit 1, yo, knit 1

2 sttiches are increased
 Marchant
sl1yoff  Marchant
sl1yof  Marchant
yb sl1 kwise yo  Marchant
 yb, go in front of following st and k the yo leaving st on left-hand needle then k the st  Marchant
 go behind the yarn over and knit the st  Marchant
 wyif slip the yo pwise  Marchant
 wyib slip the yo pwise  Marchant
 yb sl the yo kwise  Marchant
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