Monday, September 10, 2007

Knitting Increase K1FB or KFB

A lot of the classes I've been teaching recently call for the knitter to knit into the front and back of a stitch to increase the stitch count from 1 to 2. Here is a quick tutorial for the students in those classes in case you need a reference. (This is often a critical increase in top-down sweaters as well.)

First insert your needle into the stitch knit wise and pull the stitch through like a normal knit stitch, but do NOT drop the old stitch off of the left needle.

Then insert the tip of the right needle into the back of the stitch that is still on your left needle. Wrap the yarn around the right needle like a knit stitch and pull the yarn through the stitch. NOW, drop the stitch off of the left hand needle. You now have two stitches out of one.

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