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.  

2 comments:

  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 :)

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

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