Knit Increase Sampler Squares Lesson 6: KFB and KP

Knitting Tutorial: Increasing stitches with a knit front back (kfb) or knit purl (kp)
Sometimes increasing a stitch in your knitting can be as simple as working two stitches into a single stitch. The most common examples of this are the knit front and back (kfb) and knit and purl (kp) increases.

Before You Begin

If you would like more information about this project or need help casting on, here's where you can get started with the Knit Inc Sampler Squares series

Materials

Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted colo4 70- Aquamarine


Thanks to Ewe Ewe Yarns for providing all of the colorful Wooly Worsted yarn I'm knitting with in this series. Also, thanks to Skacel for providing the DPNs used in this series. They are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.

Printable Lessons and Block Patterns

A printable .PDF version of the Knit Inc Sampler Squares Tutorials and Block Patterns is available for purchase in my shop. Pattern purchases allow me to continue creating instructional resources for knitters worldwide.

Lesson 6

Knit Front and Back (kfb)

Knitting Tutorial: Increasing stitches with a knit front back (kfb)
Knit one but do not drop the stitch off the left needle. Knit into the back loop of the same stitch and drop it off the left needle. Notice the second stitch of the increase appears to have a single purl bump at the base.

Knit and Purl (kp)

Knitting Tutorial: Increasing stitches with a knit purl (kp)
Knit one but do not drop the stitch off the left needle. Bring the yarn forward between the needles, purl into the same stitch and drop it off the left needle. Notice the second stitch of the increase appears to have two clasped bumps at the stitch below is very open.

Block Patterns

Block 11

Knit Inc Sampler Square Block 11 Pattern (kfb)

Increases are made by knitting into the front and back of the same stitch.

CO 12.

Rnd 1 and all odd Rnds: k all sts.
Rnd 2: [kfb, k1, kfb] 4 times.
Rnd 4: [kfb, k3, kfb] 4 times.
Rnd 6: [kfb, k5, kfb] 4 times.
Rnd 8: [kfb, k7, kfb] 4 times.
Rnd 10: [kfb, k9, kfb] 4 times.
Rnd 12: [kfb, k11, kfb] 4 times.
Rnd 14: [kfb, k13, kfb] 4 times.
Rnd 16: [kfb, k15, kfb] 4 times.
Rnd 18: [kfb, k17, kfb] 4 times.

BO.

Notice the increase is not as open as using a kp.


Block 12

Knit Inc Sampler Squares Block 12 Pattern (kp)

Increases are made by knitting and purling into the same stitch.

CO 12.

Rnd 1 and all odd Rnds: k all sts.
Rnd 2: [kp, k1, kp] 4 times.
Rnd 4: [kp, k3, kp] 4 times.
Rnd 6: [kp, k5, kp] 4 times.
Rnd 8: [kp, k7, kp] 4 times.
Rnd 10: [kp, k9, kp] 4 times.
Rnd 12: [kp, k11, kp] 4 times.
Rnd 14: [kp, k13, kp] 4 times.
Rnd 16: [kp, k15, kp] 4 times.
Rnd 18: [kp, k17, kp] 4 times.

BO. Notice the increase is more open and lacier than using a kfb.

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Knitting Tutorial: Increasing stitches with a knit front back (kfb) or knit purl (kp)

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The Chilly Dog: Knit Increase Sampler Squares Lesson 6: KFB and KP
Knit Increase Sampler Squares Lesson 6: KFB and KP
Sometimes increasing a stitch in your knitting can be as simple as working two stitches into a single stitch. The most common examples of this are the knit front and back (kfb) and knit and purl (kp) increases.
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