The Knit Front and Back Increase (KFB)

About this Stitch Pattern

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.

[VIDEO] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Stitch 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.

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KFB-Example-(Garter Stitch)
KFB-Example-(Garter Stitch)


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2 thoughts on “The Knit Front and Back Increase (KFB)

  1. gayle says:

    My pattern calls for kfbk does this mean I am increasing my row by two?
    My next row is purl 3 together = makes bobble stitch.

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