Frequent question: What does KB mean in a knitting pattern?

k-b: Knit through the back loop, or knit below. k tbl: Knit one through the back loop. kfb: Knit into the front and back of a stitch, an increase.

What does sl1 mean in knitting?

Instructions: To slip a stitch, abbreviated “Sl 1,” insert the right-hand needle into the stitch as if to purl (with needles tip-to-tip), and slide the stitch from the left-hand needle to the right needle without knitting or purling it.

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 BW mean in knitting?

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Abbreviation Description
inc increase
k knit
k1B knit stitch in row below
kfb knit 1 into front and back of a stitch; single knit increase

What does K2B mean in knitting?


After watching, you will quickly understand how to Knit 1 Below (K1B), Knit 2 Below (K2B), Knit 3 Below (K3B), all the way up the biggie – Knit 4 Below (K4B).

What does k3 mean in knitting?

k3, *p1, k1; rep from *, k3. This means you would knit 3 stitches to begin. Then purl 1 and knit 1. Repeat this across the entire row until you get to the last 3 stitches and then knit those 3 stitches.

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