You asked: Why would you knit through the back loop?

Should you knit through the front or back?

BOTH knit and purl stitch have to be knitted either through their front or through their back loops. As a rule, stitches being knitted through the back loop produce a better quality fabric to compare to the front loop knitted stockinette fabric.

What does knit in front and back mean?

Knitting in the front and back (or KFB as it’s known in patterns) is a rather easy stitch that will increase the number of stitches in your project. This stitch basically turns one stitch into two. … This stitch is often used in sweater patterns.

Why does my knitting look so messy?

If your knitting looks “messy” or bumpy, it is because you have uneven stitches across a row (some stitches are bigger than others). To knit a nice, smooth fabric, you need to keep your yarn at the same tension as you create each stitch. … Again, there is no “right” way to tension your yarn.

What does p1tbl mean in knitting?

Purl 1 Through Back Loop (p1tbl)

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