Symbols and Abbreviations

Abbrev.

Symbol

Name

Method

K Knit Knit Knit on right side rows, purl on wrong side rows.
P Purl Purl Purl on right side rows, knit on wrong side rows.
B Bobble Bobble Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1 into next stitch. Turn work. Purl 3, turn work. Knit 3, turn work. Purl 3, turn work. Slip1, Knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over first stitch on right-hand needle. see note below.
C2B C2B Cable 2 Back Slip the next stitch onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next stitch from left-hand needle, knit the stitch from the cable needle.
C2F C2F Cable 2 Front Slip the next stitch onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next stitch from left-hand needle, knit the stitch from the cable needle.
T2B T2B Twist 2 Back Slip the next stitch onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next stitch from the left-hand needle, then purl the stitch from the cable needle.
T2F T2F Twist 2 Front Slip the next stitch onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Purl the next stitch from the left-hand needle, then knit the stitch from the cable needle.
C3B C3B Cable 3 Back Slip the next stitch onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next 2 stitches from the left-hand needle, knit the stitch from the cable needle.
C3F C3F Cable 3 Front Slip the next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next stitch from the left-hand needle, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
T3B T3B Twist 3 Back Slip the next stitch onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next 2 stitchs from left-hand needle, purl the stitch from the cable needle.
T3F T3F Twist 3 Front Slip the next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Purl the next stitch from the left-hand needle, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
C3R C3R Cable 3 Right Slip the next two stitches onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next stitch from the left-hand needle, then knit the two stitches from the cable needle.
C3L C3L Cable 3 Left Slip the next stitch onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next two stitches from the left-hand needle, then knit the stitch from the cable needle.
T3R T3R Twist 3 Right Slip the next two stitches onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next stitch from the left-hand needle, then purl the two stitches from the cable needle.
T3L T3L Twist 3 Left Slip the next stitch onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Purl the next two stitches from the left-hand needle, then knit the stitch from the cable needle.
C4B C4B Cable 4 Back Slip the next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next 2 stitches from the left-hand needle, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
C4F C4F Cable 4 Front Slip the next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next 2 stitches from left-hand needle, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
T4B T4B Twist 4 Back Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next 2 stitches from left-hand needle, purl the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
T4F T4F Twist 4 Front Slip the next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Purl the next 2 stitches from left-hand needle, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
C4R C4R Cable 4 Right Slip the next stitch onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next three stitches from the left-hand needle, then knit the stitch from the cable needle.
C4L C4L Cable 4 Left Slip the next three stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next stitch from the left-hand needle, then knit the three stitches from the cable needle.
T4R T4R Twist 4 Right Slip the next stitch onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next three stitches from the left-hand needle, then purl the stitch from the cable needle.
T4L T4L Twist 4 Left Slip the next three stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Purl the next stitch from the left-hand needle, then knit the three stitches from the cable needle.
C5R C5R Cable 5 Right Slip the next two stitches onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next three stitches from the left-hand needle, then knit the two stitches from the cable needle.
C5L C5L Cable 5 Left Slip the next three stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next two stitches from the left-hand needle, then knit the three stitches from the cable needle.
T5R T5R Twist 5 Right Slip the next two stitches onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next three stitches from the left-hand needle, then purl the two stitches from the cable needle.
T5L T5L Twist 5 Left Slip the next three stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Purl the next two stitches from the left-hand needle, then knit the three stitches from the cable needle.
C5B C5B Cable 5 Back Slip the next three stitches onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next two stitches from the left-hand needle, then knit the three stitches from the cable needle.
C5F C5F Cable 5 Front Slip the next two stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next three stitches from the left-hand needle, then knit the two stitches from the cable needle.
T5B T5B Twist 5 Back Slip the next three stitches onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next two stitches from the left-hand needle, then purl the three stitches from the cable needle.
T5F T5F Twist 5 Front Slip the next two stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Purl the next three stitches from the left-hand needle, then knit the two stitches from the cable needle.
C6B C6B Cable 6 Back Slip the next three stitches onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next three stitches from the left-hand needle, then knit the three stitches from the cable needle.
C6F C6F Cable 6 Front Slip the next three stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next three stitches from the left-hand needle, then knit the three stitches from the cable needle.
T6B T6B Twist 6 Back Slip the next three stitches onto cable needle and hold behind work. Knit the next three stitches from the left-hand needle, then purl the three stitches from the cable needle.
T6F T6F Twist 6 Front Slip the next three stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Purl the next three stitches from the left-hand needle, then knit the three stitches from the cable needle.

Note:
There are many ways to knit bobbles. The method described above will produce a small bobble. You may substitute another type of bobble in your pattern if you wish.



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