Knit Through the Back Loop (ktbl)

Knitting through the back loop of a stitch on the left hand needle will twist, or reorient, the stitch as it moves onto the right hand needle. Knitting through the back loop can twist a stitch to make it firmer or untwist a stitch that has been incorrectly seated on the needle. It is also used to create some interesting stitch patterns.

3 thoughts on “Knit Through the Back Loop (ktbl)

  1. Thanks for knitting Building With Lace with me, Maria! All of the videos you listed plus 150 more are available on my website. Simply go to the home page and click on the Video Lessons icon. A listing will then pop up of all of my tutorials. Please let me know if you have any trouble accessing them. Happy knitting!

  2. I am a continental knitter, working on your scarf Building with “Lace Section 7” Circular Design.
    I am having difficulty with Central Double decrease / increase, K3togtbl, kbf,
    work 5tog.
    Is there a video I can see on how to do this? Can you please point me in the right direction?
    Your help is much appreciated,
    Thank you kindly

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