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Dec 7, 2011 22:37:15   #
weesie
 
new pattern it says co1 kfb until you have4 stitches
 
Dec 7, 2011 22:38:23   #
weesie
 
new pattern it says co1 kfb until you have4 stitches what does that mean and how do you do it
Dec 7, 2011 22:40:12   #
Poledra65 (a regular here)
 
It means to knit into the front then the back of that one stitch, so cast on 1 then knit into the front, knit into the back knit into the front and then the back again, then you'll have 4 stitches.
Dec 7, 2011 22:41:47   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
It doesn't sound quite right to me. If you cast on one stitch, then knit into the front and back of it, you now have 3 stitches. Maybe someone else knows what it means.
Dec 7, 2011 22:43:30   #
TammyK (a regular here)
 
kfb = knit front and back. It is an increase made by knitting into the front and the back of the same stitch.

k1f&b: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILcTB5hc0XM&feature=relmfu

For your pattern you cast on 1 stitch, on row 1 you kfb into that stitch (now you have 2 stitches), then on row 2 you kfb into those 2 stitches (now you have 4).

OR.... You knit front, back, front, back all on row 1 increasing from one stitch to 4. Not sure which without seeing the pattern.
Dec 7, 2011 22:45:40   #
TammyK (a regular here)
 
kfb = knit front and back. It is an increase made by knitting into the front and the back of the same stitch.

k1f&b: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILcTB5hc0XM&feature=relmfu

For your pattern you cast on 1 stitch, on row 1 you kfb into that stitch (now you have 2 stitches), then on row 2 you kfb into those 2 stitches (now you have 4).

OR.... You knit front, back, front, back all on row 1 increasing from one stitch to 4. Not sure which without seeing the pattern.
 
Dec 7, 2011 22:55:54   #
Dreamweaver (a regular here)
 
Given the way it is written, I would say to cast-on one stitch, knit in the front of it for a total of 2 stitches, knit into the back for a third stitch and knit into the front again for a fourth stitch. Then proceed with the pattern. I read it to mean to stich in the front and back until you have 4 stitches total.
Dec 7, 2011 23:12:00   #
weesie
 
where do I find an easy tutorial beginner 1st socks basics
Dec 7, 2011 23:22:34   #
sweetsue
 
There are plenty of places to learn you can just type "How to knit socks" in your browser and many links will pop up:
http://blog.lionbrand.com/2009/11/02/learn-to-knit-socks/

http://knitting.about.com/od/sockknittingpatterns/ss/learn-sock.htm

http://www.craftsy.com/class/Knit-Sock-Workshop/30

http://verypink.com/videos/learn-to-knit-socks/

http://www.knitrowan.com/calendar/learn-knit-socks-0
Dec 8, 2011 03:52:21   #
Chrissy (a regular here)
 
Dreamweaver wrote:
Given the way it is written, I would say to cast-on one stitch, knit in the front of it for a total of 2 stitches, knit into the back for a third stitch and knit into the front again for a fourth stitch. Then proceed with the pattern. I read it to mean to stich in the front and back until you have 4 stitches total.


I agree with Dreamweaver!
Dec 8, 2011 04:40:01   #
Aggie May
 
weesie wrote:
new pattern it says co1 kfb until you have4 stitches


If I was writing this pattern, I would call it cast On 1 stitch.
Make a loose slip knot and place it on the left needle.
Now Knit into the front, then the back, then the front then the back, all into the 1 loop.
You will have 4 stitches on the needle because you finally slip the first loop you made, off the left needle.
Just do what it says and it will be fine.

If you really cannot do this, Cast On 2 stitches and kfb into both stitches and you will have 4 stitches on the needle.
Or even cast On 4 stitches and start with row 2.

Have fun.
Colleen
 
Dec 8, 2011 06:57:30   #
3mom
 
Aggie May wrote:
weesie wrote:
new pattern it says co1 kfb until you have4 stitches


If I was writing this pattern, I would call it cast On 1 stitch.
Make a loose slip knot and place it on the left needle.
Now Knit into the front, then the back, then the front then the back, all into the 1 loop.
You will have 4 stitches on the needle because you finally slip the first loop you made, off the left needle.
Just do what it says and it will be fine.

If you really cannot do this, Cast On 2 stitches and kfb into both stitches and you will have 4 stitches on the needle.
Or even cast On 4 stitches and start with row 2.

Have fun.
Colleen
quote=weesie new pattern it says co1 kfb until yo... (show quote)


I got lost myself except for the suggestion to do 2 and fb both of them
Dec 8, 2011 10:01:24   #
jonibee (a regular here)
 
Doesn't the instructions have a glossary of terms used or in parenthesis say what it means..I find this strange but if it's a pattern that someone improvised they should explain what the term means...I sure you'll get a lot of responses on this..
Dec 8, 2011 11:31:42   #
ChocPieMom (a regular here)
 
http://www.tostetoes.com/twosocksoneneedletoeup.htm

More sock tutorials and a video
http://www.mindseyeyarns.com/resources/patterns/toe_up_sock.htm

http://knitfreedom.com/beginner/free-pattern-beginner-toe-up-socks-for-magic-loop

http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/printready/2mlsocksprint.htm
Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkyd3nq3Yn8
 
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