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Knitting Needles
Note - Conversions are not precise, especially for very small needle sizes
MetricUKUSCrochetJapan
1¼ mm16000  
1½ mm1500  
2 mm140A0
2¼ mm131B 
2½ mm  1
2¾ mm122C2
3 mm11  3
3¼ mm103D4
3½ mm-4E5
3¾ mm95F 
4 mm86G6
4½ mm77 8
5 mm68H10
5½ mm59I11
6 mm410J13
6½ mm310½K15
7 mm2   
7½ mm1   
8 mm011L 
9 mm0013M 
10 mm00015N 
12½ mm 17P 
15½ mm 19Q 
19 mm 35S 
20 mm 36  
25 mm 50  
 
Knitting Instructions
AbbreviationMeaning
( ) [ ]repeat instructions within ( ) and [ ] as required
**repeat instructions within ** as required
altalternate
approxapproximately
begbeginning
betbetween
bobind off or cast off
cmcentimetre
cncable needle
cocast on
contcontinue
decdecrease
dpndouble pointed needle(s)
follfollowing
ininch
incincrease
inclincluding
kKnit
k2togknit two stitches together
kfbknit in the front then in the back of stitch
ktblknit through the back loop of stitch
kwiseknitwise
lhleft hand
m1make one stitch
mmmillimetre
ppurl
p2togpurl two stitches together
patpattern
pfbpurl into front and then into back of stitch
pmplace marker
prevprevious
pssopass slipped stitch over
ptblpurl through back loop
pwisepurlwise
remremaining
reprepeat(s)
rhright hand
rnd(s)rounds
rsright side
sk2pslip 1, k2tog, pass slip stitch over
skpslip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over (slip as if to purl)
sl 1 stslip 1 stitch to right needle without knitting it
sskslip, slip, knit
st stStockinette stitch
ststitch
tblthrough back loop
tflthrough front loop
togtogether
wswrong side
wyibwith yarn in back of work
wyifwith yarn in front of work
ydyards
yfwdyarn forward
yoyarn over
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