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KFB or knit front and back is a method of increasing your number of stitches by one and involves knitting into a single stitch twice. You are likely to find this abbreviation used when there is shaping required, for example on sleeves of a jumper, although it is also sometimes used in creating a textured fabric.
There are two steps to completing an kfb;
Note: these instructions assume that you are right handed...
The purl version is slightly different but has the same effect. To do this type of increase on a purl row you insert the tip of your working needle into the back loop of the next stitch and form a purl stitch. Then without slipping the original stitch off the needle you insert the tip into the front loop of the same stitch and form a second purl stitch before slipping that original stitch off the resting needle.
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