Knitting abbreviations on Jill Wolcott Knits have been buffed, polished, and linked on my website. This is just the preliminary retooling of my techniques database, but it is an excellent start.
Knitting abbreviations have been linked to technique definitions available on my website, the list has been tidied up, and divided into sections to make it easier to find what you may be looking for. I am happy to have you use my list and the associated techniques; if you are writing a pattern and use my technique description(s), please remember to 1) link to my website so the source is clear to the knitter, or 2) give me attribution. Want a handy checklist of the CYC Abbreviations, linked to my website? I’ve got you covered once again! This download will give you an easy reference. It has not been updated, but is certainly usable as a knitting abbreviation reference.
Knitting Abbreviations Differences
You may notice that I sometimes use slightly different format for my abbreviations. I think mine are better, and here is why:
I capitalize SSK, SK2P, and like abbreviations because I think they are easier to see in the text of a pattern.
I use -b instead of -tbl. I think it is easier. You may disagree.
Many of the abbreviations on the list I no longer use. I don’t think they save that much space, and so I just quit using them. They are there because this is a resource and many publishers, large and small still do use them.
Knitting Abbreviation Improvements
I can see some things I could improve as I look at the list. I am also interested in things you might see (or don’t see) that you would like me to add. Of course, I am always interested in constructive criticism. Email me, or better yet, leave a Reply below!