Understanding Loom Knitting Instruction for Afghans

Loom knitting afghans by Isela Phelps describes a kfb stitch. In that description, she says if no adjacent peg is empty, place stitch on safety pin. It stops there with no direction on what to do with that stitch that is on safety pin. I would appreciate any insight or link that resolves this problem for me. Thanks.


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June 24, 20190 found this helpful

Kfb means to knit through front and back of the same stitch. On a loom you would knit in the font of the stitch (one stitch made for one peg) and then knit through the back of the same stitch, creating a second stitch which needs an adjacent peg. If no empty peg is available you would put the new stitch on a safety pin and let it hang there until the next round when you would knit it and put it back on the pin unless a peg becomes available (if you decreased a stitch somewhere or could shift your stitches to create an empty peg).

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June 25, 20190 found this helpful

A wonderful tutorial on the kfb (knitting front and back) stitch is here: www.thesprucecrafts.com/knit-in-the-front-and-back-2116509. It turns one stitch into two. The stitch is slid off the left needle onto the right.


If you are putting a stitch on a peg or safety pin,it sounds like you are doing some kind of cable or bar design. The instructions you gave here are unclear to me.

You could also post this question to ravelry.com www.ravelry.com/.../login

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