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New idea for KFB

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Just in case you missed this in your email today...
Here is today's blog from Knitting Nuances. She is suggesting a better way to knit the KFB increase that will eliminate that little purl bump. This looks like a great idea!

http://blog.knittingnuances.com/2015/10/06/wait-dont-knit-1-fb-look-what-happens-when-you-reverse-it/
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Chrissy said:
Another way is to just slip the kb onto needle without working it, no bump.
I don't understand. Do you knit the stitch then slip it back onto your left needle and knit it again?
Thank you Desert Purl for adding this here. I've been meaning to blog about it for a while but I really wanted to figure out why it worked first so I could explain it to everyone. Laura (from Knitting Nuances
Yes. That's just to reorient the stitch. It's a similar idea to slip slip knit decrease.

If you are a continental knitter that traps their purls, this is how the stitch sits normally which is how I started working the increase this way.
Do you have to pay to get blog notices from her? It says something about needing a word press account which is 18 dollars?
Wow why didn't someone think of this before?
Thanks. Worth a try.
homesweethome said:
I don't understand. Do you knit the stitch then slip it back onto your left needle and knit it again?
I have the same question. I tried it two different ways and cannot figure how it works. It there a video available on it?
Samettler -
There is no cost to follow blogs. It is easy to 'follow' anyones blog. There is usually a button that says "Follow" and you get the emails.
sonialyne and homesweethome - I have updated the blog post with verbal step-by-step instructions. See if that helps. I like the idea of a mini video. I'm on the road but will work on it!
Thanks for the feedback.
Interesting.
Thank you for the link and thank you to the others that recommended slipping the kb.
I have gone through all the steps, got the e mail and acknowledged to coinfirm and now it says I need to subscribe to word press
Please help
samettler - Hi. I am not sure what's up with that. We've had almost 200 people start following the blog just today without that. I will try to replicate and sign up from my sister's computer when I go visit her tomorrow.
Thanks for posting this. Bookmarked until I need to do this.
I just saw Chrissy's post. I definitely will give this a try.
I just finished the raglan part of a top down pullover I'm knitting and used the regular kfb for the increases. Wish I'd seen this first--I would have tried the increase kbf. Good idea. Thanks for sharing. Aloha... Bev
Thank you for the link
Chrissy said:
Another way is to just slip the kb onto needle without working it, no bump.
This is also what I do - it works well, and is easy to remember.
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