Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Increasing Knit Stitches

Some new knitters I have met have been intimidated by knitting projects that require increasing and decreasing knit stitches. Along with, I've created some tutorials on two kinds of increasing knit stitches: KFB (Knit in the font and back) and M1 (make one stitch). I hope that you find these videos helpful.

Increasing Knit Stitches: KFB (Knit in the Front and Back)
- With KFB, you are increasing the number of stitches by knitting two stitches into a single stitch. You first knit into the front of the loop, as you would normally but without removing the stitch from the needle you also knit into the back of the loop.

Increasing Knit Stitches: M1 (Make One)
- The M1 stitch allows you to create a knit stitch in between two stitches from the previous row without adding any holes to your fabric.

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