The Knit Front and Back Increase (KFB)

Stitch Description

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the Knit Front and Back Increase (KFB). Also known as the K1FB increase or the bar increase, This technique adds a stitch to your knitting to hep shape it for things like, hats, socks, or the sleeves of a sweater. It is a great way to increase Garter Stitch because it is almost invisible in pattern.

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Lion's Pride Woolspun

Woolspun, with an exquisite range of neutrals and vivid classic colors, will quickly become your go-to yarn. The 12-ply construction means that garments drape beautifully and afghans and warm weather accessories have a cushiony soft bounce to them. Sold exclusively at Michaels and LionBrand.com

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CLOVER TAKUMI BAMBOO NEEDLES

Takumi is light in weight with a warm natural touch. Bamboo is the ideal material for making knitting needles. The finest bamboo is used to manufacture knitting needles with accurate specifications. Each knitting needle is polished for smoothness. Practical bamboo improves with age, making these special Takumi Bamboo needles a long-lasting addition to your knitting bag.

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Stitch Details

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Beginner

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Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

  • Step 1: Knit the first stitch on your main needle.
  • Step 2: Before taking the stitch off the main needle, insert the tip of your working needle into the backside of the loop and knit it through the back loop. Then pull the stitch off the needle.

Swatch Photos

KFB-Example-(Garter Stitch)

KFB-Example-(Garter Stitch)

KFB-Example-(Stockinette)

KFB-Example-(Stockinette)

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