Knit Inc Sampler Squares: Lesson 6

Knit Front and  Back (kfb) and knit and purl (kp).
Knit Front and Back (kfb) and knit and 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.

Lesson Notes

Pattern: Knit Inc Sampler Squares
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted shown in color 70-Aquamarine
Needles: skacel by addi Natura Bamboo US size 8 (5 mm) DPNs

For help casting on, visit the Knit Inc Sampler Squares: Getting Started lesson.

Knit Front and Back (kfb)

Knit Front and Back (kfb)
Knit Front and Back (kfb)

Knit one but do not drop the stitch off the left needle. Knit into the back of the 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)

Knit and Purl (kp)
Knit and 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 11

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.

Block 12

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


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