Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2005, 05:49 PM   #1
vicky
Casting On
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question about knitting instruction
hello everyone, Iam very new to knitting and am trying to knit a simple pair of mittens. My question is: what does knit into front and back of stitch mean exactly? The pattern says: Row 1 K 7 kf&b twice,k 7 - 18 sts.
Also does k2tog mean knit twice in the same knit? which would be decreasing,or am I wrong/
I would appreciate some whenever someone has time
Thanks so much
vicky
vicky is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 10-10-2005, 05:59 PM   #2
liznwillow
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 271
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to liznwillow Send a message via Yahoo to liznwillow
KF&B is an increase. You are going to knit the stitch but before you take it off the needle, you're going to knit into the back of the same stitch. So, after you've wrapped the yarn and are ready to remove it from the needle, bring the right needle around to the back of the left needle and insert the right needle into the stitch you just knitted. Wrap the yarn as you would to knit and bring the needle back under the first stitch and off the needle. http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...ar-english.mpg

I forgot to answer your 2nd question: K2TOG is a decrease. Instead of putting your needle in one stitch, you're going to put your needle in two stitches and knit them together.
__________________
Liz...
and my little shadow, Willow
liznwillow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2005, 06:00 PM   #3
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,582
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,240 Times in 1,837 Posts
Knit into the front and back is an increase. You knit into the front loop of the stitch as normal, but don't slide it off. Then knit into the back loop of that same stitch and then slide it off. You'll have two stitches instead of one.

K2tog is a decrease. Put your needle in through both the second and first stitches on the left needle in the direction you normally knit (so second stitch first), and knit them both at the same time.

And welcome!
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about a pattern instruction stonepond How-to Questions 4 07-31-2012 05:57 PM
Knitting Instruction Question bardot54 How-to Questions 7 02-07-2012 08:22 PM
Question about the instruction Aki How-to Questions 1 02-15-2010 05:41 PM
Question about instruction. dolphins The Lounge 2 12-16-2007 12:07 PM
Pattern instruction question jerimoore How-to Questions 6 01-30-2007 01:10 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:29 PM.