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Knit in the Front and Back of the Stitch (kfb)


knit in front and back of the stitch

Knitting in the front and back of the stitch (kfb) turns one stitch into two.

knit in front and back of the stitch

To work this increase, knit the stitch as usual, but don’t drop it off the left-hand needle.

knit in front and back of the stitch

Knit the stitch again through the back loop, and then drop it off the needle.

knit in front and back of the stitch

This increase creates a small bump on the face of the knitting to the left of the stitch where the increase was worked. Depending on the project you are making, this little bump can be a blemish or a decorative detail. Keep in mind that the bump will always be to the left of the original stitch. 



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Sandi Rosner is a knitter who wears many hats: designer, technical editor, writer and teacher. She loves the little details that elevate a knitting project from homemade to handmade. Follow Sandi’s blog at http://www.knittinginwinecountry.blogspot.com.