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Old 05-27-2008, 06:37 PM   #1
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I am having a problem in reading a pattern, hope someone can is a christmas bell. it said to co 12 stitches no problem there. row 1 k9 got that, then it said knit into front and back of next 2 sts, k1-14 sts. What do they mean and how do i get 14 stitches when i only co 12. I am a newbie. so please keep it simple. thanks....
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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Knitting into the front and back of a stitch is also known as KFB (or occasionally as a bar increase). When you do the KFB on the stitches it tells you to you'll be increasing by 1 stitch on each one so that gives you 14 instead of 12. You knit into the increased stitches just like you always do.

If it's a free pattern and you have a link it's always helpful to post that, too when you ask a question.

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

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