Thursday, August 7, 2014

VIDEO: How to Knit Through the Back Loop (K-tbl)

I have a long list of video tutorials that I want to create for the ChemKnits YouTube Channel.  Some of these ideas I came up with, but others are requests that I get pouring in from YOU, my readers and followers.  It brings me great joy that you guys come to me with questions and for help, so I like to try to help you out as much as I can.  

I recently got asked how to purl through the back loop (stay tuned for tomorrow's post), and while I was creating a swatch for the video I decided that I should also film how to knit through the back loop (k-tbl). 

The above swatch has two sections.  At the bottom there are a few rows of conventional stockinette (k across on the right side, p across on the wrong side.)  The top half of the swatch is knit and purled through the back loop (k-tbl on the right side, p-tbl on the wrong side.)  Watch the video to see more of the difference between "normal" stitches and creating twisted stitches by knitting and purling through the back loop.  


  1. This is so PERFECT! It's very serendipitous/timely that you would be posting these through-the-back-loop tutorials. I just got to the ribbing of my sweater and it calls for both ktbl and ptbl. I managed to figure it out on my own but wasn't exactly sure I was doing it right, but more importantly, I wanted to know WHY? So THANK YOU for your explanation of what these twisted stitches are used for! Love your tutorials :)

    1. Thank YOU for the kind comment! I'm glad to have helped you out. :)

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