What is KTB in knitting?

When knitting through the back of the loop, you’re changing the direction from which the needle enters the stitch. By knitting through the back of the loop (abbreviated ktbl), you deliberately twist the stitch and create a different effect. Stitch patterns that use twisted stitches have an etched, linear quality.

What does k1 tbl mean?

Twisted Rib. Plain Rib. Twisted knit stitch, also known as knitting through the back loop. This is usually abbreviated ‘k1tbl’. Normally we would insert the needle through the front part of the stitch, but to make a twisted knit stitch we insert the needle through the back part of the stitch.

What does knit 2 together mean?

Knit two together is the most basic method of decreasing stitches. It makes a decrease that slants slightly to the right and is often abbreviated as K2Tog or k2tog in patterns. To “knit two together” is just like making a regular knit stitch, but you work through two stitches instead of just one.

What is sl2kpsso?

The sl2kpsso is a slip 2 knitwise, knit one, and pass 2 slipped stitches over. This double decrease is used in the crown decrease and took a few watches to fully prepare myself for it.

What is twisted ribbing in knitting?

The twisted rib is just like your usual ribbing, except that the knit stitches are knit through the back loop (ktbl). This gives them a neat little twist that makes them look a little different from normal ribbing. The small change is pretty subtle, but once you work up a swatch you’ll see the difference.

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What is the difference between M1L and M1R?

Both the M1R and M1L are techniques that will increase your knitting by one stitch. The only difference is the direction of the increase. The M1R slants to the right, while the M1L slants to the left.

What does K1L mean?

Knit 1 Long (K1L) is only slightly more complicated than the regular knit stitch. You’re just knitting a stitch, but that stitch is a few rows below. The trick is to make sure that your tension is firm but not too tight (or too loose).

Is M1 the same as KFB?

Kfb and M1 both do the same basic thing; they increase the number of stitches on your needle. However, they look and behave quite differently. The principal difference between the two increases is that kfb uses one stitch to make two whereas the M1 does not use any, the increase being made between stitches.