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The knit front and back is a one-stitch left-leaning (some say it is a centered) increase. It creates two stitches from one. The resulting stitches look like a knit stitch and a purl stitch. It is also known as a bar increase.

How To

Western Method

All Styles

  1. Knit into the front loop of the next stitch on the left needle and leave the stitch worked on the left needle.
  2. Knit into the back loop of the stitch already worked on the left needle, and drop the worked stitch from the left needle.
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Eastern Method

All Styles

  1. Knit into the back loop of the next stitch on the left needle and leave the stitch worked on the left needle.
  2. Knit into the front loop of the stitch already worked on the left needle and drop the worked stitch from the left needle.