Many books on the subject of knitting go into great detail as to yarns, patterns etc. but forget to explain, in detail, the terms and abbreviations used.
Most patterns tell you what the abbreviations stand for, but not how to do it. e.g. tog. = together but what does “together” mean? Without this information it is impossible to follow any pattern.
Below is a list of the most common terms together with the relevant abbreviations with links to their method of operation. Obviously without diagrams it is very difficult to describe some of these techniques, but I will do my best.