[ ] - work instructions within brackets as many times as directed 
( ) - work instructions within parentheses in the place directed
** - repeat instructions following the asterisks as directed
* - repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed " - inch(es) [used only on schematics] 
approx - approximately
beg - begin/begins/beginning
CC - contrasting color
ch - chain stitch
cm - centimeter(s)
cn - cable needle
dec(s) - decrease/decreases/decreasing 
dpn(s) - double-point needle(s)
g - gram(s)
inc(s) - increase/increases/increasing
k - knit
k2tog - knit 2 stitches together 
kfb - knit in front and back of a stitch 
kwise - knitwise
LH - left hand
m - meter(s) 
M1R - make 1 with right twist 
M1L - make 1 with left twist
MC - main color
mm - millimeter(s)
oz - ounce(s)
p - purl
p2tog - purl 2 stitches together
pat(s) - pattern(s)
pm - place marker
psso - pass slipped stitch over
pwise - purlwise 
rem - remain/remains/remaining 
rep(s) - repeat(s)
rev St st - reverse stockinette stitch 
RH - right hand 
rnd(s) - round(s)
RS - right side
skp - slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over—1 stitch decreased
sk2p - slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over the knit 2 together—2 stitches decreased 
sl - slip
sl 1 kwise - slip 1 knitwise
sl 1 pwise - slip 1 purlwise
sl st - slip stitch(es)
ssk - slip, slip, knit these 2 stitches together—a decrease
st(s) - stitch(es)
St st - stockinette stitch
tbl - through back loop(s)
tog - together
WS - wrong side
wyib - with yarn in back
wyif - with yarn in front
yd(s) - yard(s)
yfwd - yarn forward
yo (yo’s) - yarn over(s)