A list of common knitting abbreviations and terms.
Frog: To rip out rows of knitting so that you can go back and fix a mistake or completely rip out the entire project to start over. Known as frogging because you have to “rip it, rip it” back your work.
md: a right leaning mitered decrease. Slip 2 stitches together, like you are going to k2tog, k1, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over the knitted stitch.
ssk: slip, slip, knit; a left leaning decrease stitch. Slip two titches separately, as if to knit, and then place the left needle in the front of both stitches, and knit them together.
Tink: To knit backwards, or unknit. Works best for mistakes caught in a recent row, otherwise it’s better to frog.
yo: yarn over; a one stitch increase that creates a hole in the knitting.