K – knit
P – purl

k2tog – knit two together
psso – pass slipped stitch over
sl1 – slip one stitch

ssk – slip, slip, knit those two stitches together
slip one stitch knitwise, slip a second stitch knitwise, return both stitches to the left hand needle and knit into the back of them (sl1, k1, psso, can be worked instead of ssk if you prefer)

Kfb – knit front & back – increase
also called bar increase or K1fb (knit 1 front & back)
Knit into the front of the stitch, leave the stitch on the left needle, knit into the back loop of the same stitch to finish the increase

to work this stitch on a purl row:
purl a stitch, leaving the stitch on the left needle; purl into the back loop of the same stitch.


sl st p-wise – slip stitch purl wise

yfwd – yarn forward between the needles