What does it mean to knit through the back loop?

When knitting through the back of the loop, you’re changing the direction from which the needle enters the stitch. By knitting through the back of the loop (abbreviated ktbl), you deliberately twist the stitch and create a different effect. Stitch patterns that use twisted stitches have an etched, linear quality.

What does knit one through back loop mean?

To knit through the back loop, you form the stitch in exactly the same way, but on the loop at the back of the needle instead of the loop at the front of the needle.

What does knit 2 together mean?

Knit two together is the most basic method of decreasing stitches. It makes a decrease that slants slightly to the right and is often abbreviated as K2Tog or k2tog in patterns. To “knit two together” is just like making a regular knit stitch, but you work through two stitches instead of just one.

What does FB mean in knitting?

Knitting in the front and back (or KFB as it’s known in patterns) is a rather easy stitch that will increase the number of stitches in your project. This stitch basically turns one stitch into two.

What does knit twice in last stitch mean?

Use it when you have to increase between knit stitches. To make this type of increase, knit the first stitch, then without dropping the stitch from the left needle, knit the stitch again through the back loop, as you would in Crossed stockinette stitch.

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