How to Knit front and Back (KfB) and Purl Front and Back (PfB)

Knit Front and Back (KfB) and Purl Front and Back (PfB)

Knit front and Back (KfB) and Purl front and back (PfB) are the easiest ways (in my opinion) to increase the number of stitches you have when knitting.  To make this increase stitch, you simply have to knit or purl the same stitch twice.

How to Knit front and back (KfB)

Knit front and Back (KfB) are increases made on the knitted side of your work. If you’re not sure what I mean by “Knitted side”? take a look at this post here).

To knit front and back, you will knit the same stitch twice.  Once through the front loop and once through the back loop.

It’s really simple, the steps you will make are as follows:

How to increase knitting stitches using KFB - step 1

KFB-step-3

KFB-step-4

You now have one extra stitch.  The next time you come to this extra stitch, you will treat is like any other stitch and just knit or purl it as normal!

How to Purl front and back (PfB)

Purl Front and Back (PfB) are increases made on the purl side of your work.  As above, if you’re not sure what I mean by “purl-side”, check out this post here.  To purl front and back (PfB) you will Purl through the same stitch twice.  Once through the front and then once through the back loop.  DO’nt panic if the idea that there is a “front loop” and a “back loop” sounds confusing, the pictures below will show you what to do!

The steps to purl front and back are as follows:

PFB-Step-1

PFB-step-2

PFB-step-3

PFB-step-4

Oohh, one extra stitch has been made yay!

As for knit front and back, the next time you come to this extra stitch, you will just knit or purl it as normal!

It’s as easy as that! 🙂

Hope this helps!

Jo

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