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Happy 4th of July! Celebrate with three free patterns!

Jul 4, 2012

Let's hear it for the red, white, and blue. Here are three free knitting patterns in those colors to help you celebrate our great country today.

RED: Rivulet Scarf WHITE: Tabard Vest Blue: Shauna Sweater
Download all three patterns for the perfect red, white, and blue knitted collection!


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Amontillada wrote
on Jul 8, 2012 8:03 PM


That abbreviation stands for a type of increase, knitting one both in front and in back of the next stitch.. (You may have come across it as simply kfb or the Bar increase). It's done like this:

Knit the next stitch as usual in the front side of the stitch; then knit it again, this time in the back side of that stitch. Only then do you side the completed stitch off the needle, giving you two new stitches on the working needle. Here's a  web page with video demonstrations of many increases: You'll find the KFB about halfway down the page.  

I hope this helps!  I've found this increase quick and simple since I learned it.


PaulaAsk wrote
on Jul 8, 2012 4:56 PM

Love the look of the scarf and would like to knit it but (being British)  I haven't come across the instruction (K1f&b) before.  Can somebody please explain it for me.

Many thanks,

Paula A