Knitting Increase: Knit Front & Back (kfb)

In this tutorial you'll learn a very easy and effective way to increase (or add stitches) to your knitting. You'll learn how to increase a stitch by knitting in the front and back of a stitch. Abbreviation: kfb

Knitting: How to Increase or Add Stitches

Knitting: How to Increase or Add Stitches

Step 1:  With the working yarn in back, as shown in the image above, insert the tip of the right needle into the stitch to be increased from bottom to top.
Step 2:  Wrap the working yarn between the needles from back to front, scoop down to draw the working yarn through the loop, but DO NOT remove from the left hand needle.

Step 3:  Pivot the left hand needle slightly toward you in order to see the back of the stitch waiting on the left hand needle. Insert the tip of the right hand needle into the back of this stitch from top to bottom.
Step 4:  Rotate the right hand  needle back to its original position (the needles return to the original x shape) as seen in the image above, wrap the working yarn, draw through a loop and slide the stitch off of the left hand needle.

One stitch increased.

How to Knit in Front and Back of Stitch (also known as increasing)

How to Knit in Front and Back of Stitch (also known as increasing)

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Donna Pelzar

Donna (aka the Knitting Doctor) is the face behind The New Street Knitter patterns. She teaches knitting instruction for all skill levels in her studio and loves to focus on techniques and interesting stitch patterns. She recently expanded into pattern design and we are thrilled to be able to offer her patterns at NobleKnits. Donna also hosts all of our Knit Alongs.