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. Thanks for your kind words! As for your stitch problem, it sounds as if the pattern is asking for a Make One. Hope this helps!

  2. You are wonderful and I can’t tell you how often I turn to you with my knitting questions. I’ve got this technique down– no problem, but I have a pattern that’s asking me to “knit once in the front and knit once in the back of the space between two ridges”. What? Up to this point I’ve been knitting in garter stitch on the bias and transitioning to adding a border. I understand how to pick up a stitch to knit for the front but not sure what they mean by knitting once in the BACK of the space. I can’t find a tutorial on this anywhere, could you help explain what in the world they’re asking for?

  3. Michelle I learned to knit a few years ago and then I was not able to pick up any needles for a couple of years and I went to knit this morning and I could not remember how to even use my needles – ugh! I could hardly believe it and then I thought of you and your fabulous videos and yes I am up and going once again! Your videos are so clear and so well done – thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!

  4. Because of your extremely helpful videos I was able to complete a baby blanket using intarsia that I had given up on 5 years ago before I knew you-tube knitting videos were available. I can’t wait to try another challenging project because your very slow methodical way of explaining things just clicks with me! I CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH! I am the Master of my knitting because of you!

  5. Just to say thank you very much for posting all your knitting videos. I am a beginer in knitting (I can cast on and off, and do Knit and Purl other than that I didn’t have a clue!), and I’ve looked at lots of your videos today. They are extrenley easy to follow and have given me the confidence to purchase a few patterns to make an acron and mushroom (so far!!). Well done and thanks again.

  6. 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!!!!!!!

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