Beth Bohnert

How to Ktbl

Knit through the back loop (ktbl) is similar to a regular knit stitch, but upon close inspection you will notice that the “legs” of the stitch are crossed. Learn how to ktbl in this tutorial.

Purl Front & Back (pfb, pf&b, or p1f&b) and pfbf (or pf&b&f)

Purl front and back (pfb, pf&b, or p1f&b) is a one-stitch purlwise increase usually done on the wrong side of the fabric, but sometimes done on the right side. The purl front, back & front (pfbf or pf&b&f) is a 2-stitch purlwise increase also usually done on the wrong side.

Tubular Cast On

The Tubular Cast On is ideal for projects that begin with ribbing because it creates a tidy, very stretchy edge. Learn how to knit the Tubular Cast On in this tutorial.

Knitting Backwards

Knitting backwards saves time since you don’t have to change hands – especially on projects that have short rows. Learn how to knit backwards in this tutorial.

K2tog (Knit 2 Together)

Knit 2 together (k2tog) is probably the most common decrease in knitting. In this tutorial, you will learn how to k2tog and how to identify it in your knitting.

Knit Front Back (kfb) and Knit Front Slip Back (kfsb)

“Knit in the front and back” or “knit front back” (kfb) is a common increase in knitting. This increase leaves a small purl bump to the left of the stitch. If you don’t want that purl bump in your work, An alternative to the kfb is the “knit front back slip” (kfsb). Learn how to knit both of these increases in this tutorial.

Slip Slip Knit (ssk)

Slip slip knit (ssk) is a common 1-stitch decreases in knitting that leans to the left. If you look at the reverse side of an ssk, it looks just like a ssp (slip slip purl), which leans to the right. This decrease is often used opposite k2tog to create symmetrical shaping. Learn how to ssk in this tutorial.

SSP (Slip Slip Purl)

Slip Slip Purl (ssp) is a 1-stitch decrease often used on the wrong side of your fabric or in a purl section on the right side of your fabric (such as in a purl column of ribbing). It is knit similarly to the ssk, and there are 2 ways to correctly knit a ssp. In this video, I’ll show you both ways, focusing on the one I like best.

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