Abbreviations

BO=Bind Off

The processs of removing an item off the loom. The item can be removed in a gather method as for the top of a hat, or a basic bind off as in the edge of a scarf. 

CC=Contrasting Color

C4B=Cable 4 Back

Cable that takes over 4 pegs, it leans to the right. Pegs are numbered as follows:

Peg 4-Peg 3-Peg 2-Peg 1

Remove stitches from pegs 1 and 2 and hold them on a cable needle.

Knit pegs 3 and 4. Transfer these stitches as follows: from peg 3 to peg 1, from peg 4 to peg 2.

Place the stitches from the cable needle back on the loom on the emptied pegs, 3 and 4. Knit these two pegs.

Go to each of the cable pegs and gently pull out any yarn slack to tighten the cable.

C4F=Cable 4 Front

Cable that takes over 4 pegs, it leans to the left. Pegs are numbered as follows:

Peg 4-Peg 3-Peg 2-Peg 1

Take working yarn behind pegs 1 and 2 and place it in front of peg 3.

Knit peg 3 and peg 4. Place these two loops on a cable needle.

Take working yarn to peg 1. Knit peg 1 and peg 2. Move these stitches over to the empty pegs 3 and 4 as follows: from peg 2 to peg 4, from peg 1 to peg 3.

Place the stitches from the cable needle and place them on pegs 2 and 1.

Go to each of the cable pegs and gently pull out any yarn slack to tighten the cable.

CO=Cast on

The process of placing the foundation row of stitches on the knitting loom. There are various cast on methods, they all vary in the way the first row looks and the stretchability of the first row. 

Cont=Continue

K=Knit stitch

There are various ways to create the knit stitch.

Method 1: Knit Stitch (true knit stitch)

Place working yarn above the loop on the peg. Insert knitting tool from below and up through the loop, hook the working yarn, forming a loop. Remove the loop that is currently on the peg while holding onto the new loop, place this new loop on the emptied peg.

Method 2: Knit Stitch as a Flat Stitch (Abbreviated as FS)

Place the working yarn above the loop on the peg. Lift the loop that is on the peg, up and off the peg.

Method 3: Knit Stitch as a U Stitch (Abbreviated as US)

Place the working yarn above the loop on the peg, and “hug” the peg with the working yarn by going around the peg. Lift the loop that is on the peg, up and off the peg.

P=Purl Stitch

Place working yarn below the loop on the peg. Insert knitting tool from above and down through the loop, hook the working yarn, forming a loop. Remove the loop that is currently on the peg while holding onto the new loop, place this new loop on the emptied peg.

K2tog=Knit two stitches together

A right slanting decrease. Takes place over 2 pegs. Number the pegs 1 and 2, from right to left, as follows: Peg 2 -Peg 1.  Remove stitch from peg 1 and hold it. Move stitch from peg 2 to peg 1. Place the loop you are holding back on peg 1. Work both loops together as one loop. *Note: usually, you move this loop over to peg 2 to leave peg 1 empty to create a yarn over.

SSK=Slip, slip, knit.

A left slanting decrease. Takes place over 2 pegs. Number the pegs 1 and 2, from right to left, as follows: Peg 2 -Peg 1.  Remove stitch from peg 2 and place it on peg 1. Work both loops together as one loop. 

cdd=centered double decrease.

Decreasing from 3 stitches down to 1. It is over 3 pegs, pegs are numbered as follows: PEG 3, PEG 2, PEG 1 (Peg 1 is on the right and peg 3 on the left). Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 2. Take working yarn behind peg 1 and peg 2, knit peg 3. Move stitch from peg 3 over to peg 2. Lift bottommost two stitches (loops) up and off the peg.  

 

M1= Make 1 (M1).

The M1 is an invisible increase stitch worked with a left or right slant. The right slant is used on the left side of the knitting loom and the left slant on the right side. To prevent a hole from being formed by the increase, this increase stitch is twisted. To create the M1, move the stitch(es) outwards to open a peg for the new stitch. Reach for the bar coming from between the two stitches, twist the bar counterclockwise (to create a Right Slant increase), twist it to the clockwise (to create a Left Slanting decrease), place it on the empty peg. On the following row/round, work the stitch as normal.

HH=Half Hitch

The Half Hitch is used to increase at the beginning of a new row. On the left side: with working yarn coming from the knitting loom, make a loop (clockwise) so that the working yarn ends on the top. Flip it and place it on the empty peg. The working yarn will be coming from underneath the loop and naturally the working yarn will be ready to go to the right. 

 YO=Yarn over

Created by ewraping the empty peg. Used to create the opening for lace items–it creates a small hole. Note: On the next row, untwist the ewrap and place this strand of yarn in front of the peg, then work the peg as instructed (either purl it or knit it).