Attention Knitters – What does ‘KSP’ mean in knitting abbreviations?

Also, any ideas what ‘K2SP’ might mean, again in knitting abbreviations? Thank you for any help!

One Response to “Attention Knitters – What does ‘KSP’ mean in knitting abbreviations?”

  1. Crafty Diversions says:

    KSP stands for knit, slip, pass over. To work KSP, you knit 1 stitch, then you slip the knitted stitch back to left needle, then use the right needle to pass second stitch over this stitch; then slip the stitch back to right needle.

    However, double check to see if it might be a typo for “SKP” since KSP is really not a commonly seen technique in patterns. Usually, if a pattern uses a special abbreviation or one that is not as common, the special abbreviation or technique will be defined in the notes section of the pattern. (unfortunately, not all patterns are written well and not patterns will do that).

    In case you are unfamiliar with SKP, it stands for slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over. Skp is a 1-stitch decrease that slants to the left. You may also see skp written as “sl1, k1, psso.” To do it, you slip the stitch on the left needle onto the right, knit the next stitch, then using your left needle, pick up the slipped stitch and pass it over the stitch you just knitted. Here’s a link to a video demo of various and more commonly seen/used decreases, including skp: http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/decrease.php

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