Here are some of my more commonly used stitch Instructions
ybwd: Move working yarn to back
DPN(s): Double pointed needle(s)
rem: remain(s), remaining
CO: Cast On
yfwd: Bring working yarn in front
BO: Bind off unwkd: unworked
sl: slip st purl-wise from left needle to right needle.
SSK: slip 1st sts knitwise, slip 2nd sts knitwise, then slide the left-hand needle into the front part of both stitches and k2tog. (You may substitute k2tog if you prefer.)
Turkish Cast on: Tie a slip-knot in the yarn, hold DPN horizontally with the circular needle below it. Place the slip-knot onto both needles & tighten with working yarn hanging down. Wrap yarn counterclockwise towards the right until you have half the number of wraps as CO sts (pattern says “CO 32”, you should have 16 wraps.) yfwd between the two needles. Slide circular needle towards the right, positioning the nylon cable in the bottom half of loops with the tips dangling. Insert a third needle purl-wise into the first loop & purl a stitch & slide it off the left needle as you would do with regular sts. Repeat this step for the appropriate number of loops on the left needle. You now have the proper number of stitches. Half on 1 needle and half on the other.
p enc (purl encroachment): sl1 st purl-wise, lift the st below the next st onto the left needle. Slip previously slipped st back onto the left needle and p2tog.
k enc (knit encroachment): sl1 st purl-wise, lift the st below the next st onto the left needle. Slip previously slipped st back onto the left needle and k2tog.
Consolidation: Divide stitches evenly onto two needles. While holding them horizontal and parallel to each other, insert a third needle knit-wise into the first stitch on your front needle then insert the needle knit-wise into the first stitch on the back needle. k2tog.
m1(a): make a backward loop and place it on the right hand needle with the working yarn pointing away from you (You may substitute your favorite increase st if you prefer)
k2tog tbl: insert right needle into two stitches purl-wise through the back loop of each stitch, knit them together. (You may substitute k2tog if you prefer, I use this method simply for ease.)
I-Cord: Cast on 4 sts using DPNs. Knit, do not turn, slide the sts back to the beginning of the needle and k the row again. Continue in this manner until you have a short length of knitting, pull down on the cord and the gap at the back will close. Continue until the cord is the length you desire.