Knitting Tutorial kfb (Knit front & back) • [increasing]

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Check out this little knitting tutorial on how to kfb. If you have never done this before it’s worth taking a few minutes to learn this one. It’s a super simple way to increase by a single stitch at a specific location.

The Essence of the stitch: KFB

  • Essentially this stitch is simply a way to knit into the same stitch twice.
  • This will allow you to increase by one stitch.
  • KFB blends nicely into your work leaving you with a minimally visible increase line.

Video (Knitting Tutorial kfb):

see the video below for a quick demo (knitting tutorial: kfb)

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Steps for how to kfb:

  1. knit into the front of the stitch as you normally would *but don’t remove the stitch from your left needle*
  2. now swing your right needle over and knit into the back loop of the same stitch you just knit into the front of


That’s all there is to it, you now know how to knit front and back! ๐Ÿ™‚

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*Here's what x2 KFB increases look like... see the diagonal lines... (kfb increase has been done on the stitch just inside each of the two stitch markers on every second row)

* Photo taken from Fingerless glove pattern.

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