kfb (Knit Increase)

Many patterns call for the use of a kfb (knit front and back). This abbreviation is used for a knitting increase made by knitting into the front and back of a stitch. It is an easy and quick increase that turns one stitch into two. The resulting new stitch leaves a bump similar to a purl bump. Try your hand at this elementary increase demonstrated in my newest video.

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  1. joan
    Posted March 3, 2011 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Michelle, thank you for helping me with the pattern Joan

  2. Roxanne
    Posted February 24, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Thank you! First person/site to go slow enough so I could grasp what I was to do!!!

  3. Nina Jawnyj
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this helpful website!

  4. sue schranz
    Posted October 5, 2014 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    thank you for your GREAT videos! I have been kitting for at least 50+ years but did not know how to M1L or M1R. it is in a pattern I am currently working on. …so thanks to your terrific video I learned how to do both and am almost finished with the adorable sweater!!! I truly appreciate your help!!!!!!!

  5. Posted October 6, 2014 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    I’m happy I was able to help! The best part about knitting is that there is always something new to learn:)

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