“PM” the abbreviation for “place marker” is quite common in knitting. Markers are used to mark your knitting, and come in two varieties – fixed, and locking. Fixed markers, also called stitch markers, are solid circles (or squares, or rectangles) and cannot be opened. Locking markers, also called row markers, are markers that can be opened and closed (locked).
Place Marker – Stitch Marker
PM on right needle. When marker is encountered in knitting, slip marker from left needle to right needle.
PM usually refers to placing a marker on the right needle. This marks a position and will be referenced in instructions in the pattern. When a marker is placed on the needle, it will be encountered on every subsequent row or round. When the marker is encountered on the left needle, slip the marker from the left needle onto the right needle and continue working.
Place Marker – in Fabric
Use a locking pin marker, pin in fabric at designated place.
Mark Right Side of Knitting
Place a marker into the fabric on the RS.
Though your pattern often tells you to mark the right side of your fabric, it may also tell you to mark the wrong side of your fabric. If your pattern tells you to mark the wrong side of your fabric, simply mark the wrong side, rather than the right side.