– [Kristen] Today in ourHow to Loom Knit series, we'll be working more increases.
This is lesson 8.
1 andit takes it up a level.
We'll be working fivedifferent increases.
These are the Make1, left and right, then we have the LiftedIncrease, left and right.
Then we have two inthis particular one where we'll be working the, KFB or Knit One Front/Back, and also the KFPB that'sKnit Front/Purl Back and then also Yarnover.
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In this particular video, I want to really emphasizethat I have taken the time to knit all of the needleversions of these same stitches, so I'll be taking what I know from my needleknitting knowledge and showing you exactly howto make them on the loom so they look the same.
I love all of these increases, but some I love even more.
Give you a tip, I especially enjoythe lifted increases and I think that theyare the most clean.
Then I also will tell youthat my new favorite is the Knit Front/Purl Back, which is more invisible.
If you have to doa KFB in the middle and you can do aKPFB on the side.
You also are very familiarwith the Yarnover increase, which we've done in theprevious video with a pattern.
And then over here is theMake 1 left and right, which often canget very confusing and so I'm going to clearall of these up today.
We'll work on each stitch.
For supplies, you'regoing to need a loom and the appropriategauge of yarn, plus your loom tool andI suggest stitch markers for where you wantyour increase to go.
You're also going toneed a stitch marker, that's locking or a cable needle to mark a particular stitchand also a crochet hook.
It doesn't matter what size, as long as you can grab your yarn from there.
The loom I'm usingright now is a 5/8″ or large gauge loom from KB, and I'm working with thisBig Twist Natural Blend.
It's a super bulkyweight, six yarn, or you could use a bulkyfive on that type of loom.
Either way, just make surethat your yarn is appropriate for the loom, and let's begin.
For written detailedinstructions on each individual increase, be sure and click down in thelink in the description below to get the information.
I will go over eachindividual stitch and know that I have testedeach of them on needles to make sure that thisversion you'll see here is the most accurate to needleknitting, if you're converting.
Make One increases.
Make One left andMake One right.
Make One increases work withthe bar in the row below.
It's the bar of yarn that goesfrom one stitch to the next, so it's between pegs.
You're going to take thatand twist it in one direction or another to make itright or lefthanded.
Make One stitches lean tothe left or to the right.
You have to twist the bar ofyarn in between the stitches to the clockwiseposition for left or counterclockwise to right.
It's harder to rememberthat, so I have a technique so that all you need to knowis you need an empty peg and if you use it to the leftof the empty peg or the right, it's really easy.
So go ahead and make sure yourrow before is nice and loose so you can move thosestitches around, and then you want toknit all the way up or work all the way up, evenif it's a knit or a purl, to the stitch whereyou want your increase.
In this case, I am workingall of these stitches to the right of thestitch marker here and my new increaseis going to fall between these two stitches.
So now I need to moveover all of my stitches.
You can also work them andmove them as you go one by one.
If you do that, make sureand pull out the extra slack before you startmaking your increase.
If you don't, you're goingto have a bad tension and it won't be as consistent.
So you'll want topull on those stitches to get that extra slackout before you move on.
Now that I havemade an empty peg, we're going to go tothe back of the loom and look at this bar, sometimes called theladder of the stitch.
So it's in between thepeg that I just worked and the peg that hasthe stitch marker on it.
We're going to lift thisbar up and twist it, okay? So you need extra slack.
So you're going to tugit to create slack.
Now, bring theloom hook forward.
You can put the loom hook infrom the front or the back, whatever you'recomfortable with.
So tug to create slack and then bring the loom hookto the right of the empty peg.
So I'm going to use my otherfinger to kind of guide it down and hold it.
So we bring it to theright of the empty peg and then continue tuggingaround to the front of the peg.
And you may have touse your other finger or nail to keep it down, and then continue liftingit and rotating that hook up and over the peg toget it wrapped around.
So you're using yourloom hook to guide the remainder of theyarn, of the bar, around up and over the top ofthe peg to complete that wrap.
And then all you need todo is knit that stitch.
So you're knitting the bar and it'll be a little bit tight and that makes a new stitch, once you get that over.
Then go ahead and workyour other stitches just as you would, okay? Now to work a left, we're going to work it on thisone between these two pegs so let's just continue.
Let me go ahead andknit that stitch because I'm going tobe working in between these two stitches.
Now I need to move overthese pegs in order to knit this one in between.
So go ahead and move those.
And now we want topick up this bar here.
And tug on that for some slack.
And then we want to moveit to the left of that peg.
So tug for slack, pull the bar between the pegs, so to the left of the empty peg.
Go around the front andthen get the rest of that up and over that empty peg.
And then now you're goingto knit that stitch.
You can do the samething when you're working from left to right, you'rejust flipping it the same way.
If I did a left, I would justbe working all the way up to this stitch andmoving my stitches over, making an empty peg andthen pulling it out, making my yarn to theleft of that empty peg and twisting itaround just as I did.
Lifted left and lifted right.
Lifted increase stitches, lifta stitch from the row below to the right or to the leftand makes a new stitch.
The lifted stitch looks sopretty because it's consistent.
There's no holes andit's nice and flat.
I really like it.
What you need to knowabout this stitch is you're working withthe legs of the stitch.
It takes that V shape andyou've got a right leg and a left leg.
And so, if I look atone individual stitch, say right here, you can see we have theright side and the left side.
So you're going to beworking with the row below the row that you're on and lifting that leg of thestitch up onto an empty peg, either direction left or right.
The difference comes inwhen you're working up to the peg andyou grab that loop and you put it up on top of theempty peg, it's really easy.
You just need it and move oneither from the right direction or the left directionif you're knitting.
But if you have workedup to that point and you're goingto be passing it and then need to grab thestitch from the opposite side, that's when you needsomething like a cable needle and a crochet hookto help you along.
So we're going to doboth of those here, which actually we're goingto show all four stitches.
So let's jump right into that.
I've already moved my stitches.
So first you're going toprepare before you knit, move the stitches tocreate an empty peg.
I have an empty peg here rightbefore my stitch marker here.
And just so you know, youcan not create a right and a left from the same stitch.
So if you want amiddle pattern here, if you want a pattern that hasone column of stitches here, you're going to need a pairof stitches in the middle because it actually grabs the.
It leaves the leftstitch from this column and the right stitchfrom this column here.
It's kind of funny butthis has made leaving these two stitches in themiddle to work my right increase and my left increase on.
So this one forthe right increase, you're just going to liftup on this stitch here in the back, okay? The one we want to increase, and you're just takingthis stitch below and putting itonto your empty peg and then knit that stitch.
And that's it.
Now, you knit, the stitchwhere you grabbed it from below and you're ready tomake your next increase.
To make the lifted left increase when you're on the rowcoming from the right, you're going to wait to knitthis stitch that's marked.
Go ahead and prepare your rowby moving the stitches over.
So you need an empty peg here.
Pause your video as needed.
And now, using a locking stitchmarker or a cable needle, you're going to mark yourpurl bump behind the peg.
So I'm going to grabthis stitch here and just mark it withthe cable needle, okay? We're going to usethat in a moment.
It's just easy withthat cable needle.
You can also use one thatlooks like something like this.
Then we're going to knitthis peg just as usual.
Pull it to get a littlebit of slack, okay? And now you're going totug the cable needle, pull it back alittle bit so we have a little bit of space, okay? And then we want to take ouryarn and put it to the back and we're going to bemaking a new knit stitch.
Grab your crochet hookand put it through from the front of thatstitch and Yarnover and pull it through that stitch.
Just pull it right on through and you're making a loop.
Once you've made that loop, you just place iton your empty peg and you can remove that stitchmarker and pull the slack and you are done withthe lifted left increase.
Now, I'm going to workfrom the opposite direction to show you the leftworking from the left and the lifted rightworking from the left.
Okay, so I have workedfrom the left to the right up to the stitch where I wantto make my lifted increase.
The one marked is where I'mtaking my lifted increase to the left.
So I have an empty peg already.
I've moved over and prepared.
Also, just so you know, I have knit a few rows so I have some spacebetween some of the other increases I've made.
So if you're makingthis on your own, we're going tograb the left side.
And really, it's justthe whole stitch, but we're moving itto the left empty peg, so we're grabbing thatstitch back here, okay? From the one we're moving, lifting it up andover and onto the peg.
So the lifted legis just like we did in lifted right, where wedon't need a cable needle and you're just simplyputting it onto your loom and then knit that stitch.
And now work the stitch thatyou just pulled that leg from.
And now we'll make thelifted right and work up to the point ofour lifted right.
So I'm already atthat point here.
We want to move over ourstitches to make an opening to prepare before we knit this.
If you need to go aheadand stop and remember to put your cable needle in, you can go aheadand do that now.
So we're just goingto lift this up, put the cable needle on, go ahead and moveover our stitches.
So pause your video as needed.
Okay, so we have marked ourrow below with the cable needle and now we can knitthe stitch here and then off.
Okay, it gives us alittle bit of slack and now we're going totake our cable needle and pull it back alittle bit to reveal a little bit of a holehere and we're wanting to put our crochet hookthrough that hole to the back.
Go ahead and Yarnoverand pull through.
Okay, it doesn'tmatter if you wrap over or wrap under and around, you just need to get some yarnon there and pull it through that hole and you'remaking a loop, okay? And then you just set thatloop onto your knitting.
You can take thatcable needle off.
So you set that loopright on your loom and tighten it up and continue workingyour row as usual.
Knit Front/Back increases.
Knit Front/Back or KFB and Knit Front/Purl Backor KFPB for more invisible.
Knit front stitches, boththe KFB and the KFPB, both work with an existingstitch on your loom, making your new stitch firstand then working to increase from the stitch fromthe previous row KFB is Knit Front/Back and youcan knit the stitch in front and then you make atwisted or E-wrapped stitch for the second stitch.
It creates a littlebit of a bump though, which is fine along the border.
So you can see how this increasehere in this one is hidden.
But when it's in themiddle it creates too much a bit of a bump here.
And so, a workaroundis to do a Purl stitch instead of the E-wrap, and that is the KFPBor Knit One Purl Back.
It's actually aneedle knit stitch and it can be found insome Ravelry boards.
And Staci Perry with VeryPink Knits actually has a video showing how todo that on the needle.
But I want to credit RuthAirey who has Kathryn Doubrley, or The Answer Lady, andshe made a video on it and it doesn't look like it'spurled but it actually is.
She's working it from the back and I'll credit the video downbelow and you can see that.
But I'm going toshow you a little bit different version today andit's easier to remember.
Again, way to go, Ruth, forfiguring this out on the loom, it looks really great! I do want to say that youwant to move your stitches after you've knit them because it can create a bitof a loose tension issue, and I just found it more onmine that if I moved them after I worked them, it made a cleaner lookthan, say, down here.
Go ahead and workall the way up to where you want your increase.
Now, I'm going to beincreasing from this one with the marked peg and.
You can pause your videoand get to this point.
Okay, so you can work fromthe direction of the right or the left.
It's worked the same way.
All you do is work up to thestitch that you want to use.
Don't actually knitthat stitch just yet, and we need to make atraditional knit stitch.
Some people call itthe reverse purl.
You're going to put youryarn in front of the peg, on the top and grab a loop.
So you're going to pulldownward to make a new loop, leaving the old loop on, okay? So make a new loop andplace it on your empty peg.
And now take thatyarn and pull it, and you've just madeyour new stitch.
Now you want to workthis previous stitch from the row before, you just want toE-wrap that stitch.
So go ahead and E-wrap around and you'll be making theKnit Front/Back, or KFB.
Let's work theKFB from the left.
I've moved my stitches over, so I've worked all the wayup until the stitch marker and moved them overto make an empty peg.
We're going to put theyarn above the loop at our marked peg, and we're going to makea loop by knitting, pulling downwardto make a new loop.
And then we're going tomove that onto the empty peg and then tightenup our loop, okay? And then we justE-wrap that stitch, wrapping it aroundand getting over and continue to workyour row as you would.
The Knit One Purl Back, youjust work up into this stitch, just like the KFB, and you're going toput the yarn in front and pull downwardto make a new loop, and then put that loop onyour empty peg, tighten it up, and now we're just goingto purl that stitch.
So purl, the marked peg.
Lift the old loop off, putthe new one on, tighten it up, and you're ready tocontinue on your row.
To work the KnitFront/Purl Back, you're just going towork up to this stitch, move your stitches over and then now we're going toplace the yarn above the stitch we want to create from.
Do the same, you'rejust pulling downward, making a new loop, just as you didcoming from the right.
Put that onto the empty peg, tighten it up and now purl the peg.
Take the old loop offand put the new one on and continue on your row.
Yarnover increases justwork with an empty peg, placing extra yarn in frontof the peg or wrapping around to increase the stitch.
The Yarnoverincrease, of course, we covered in Lesson8.
0 extensively and moving stitches around, but I do want to pointout that if you use the Yarnover Increasewith the yarn just right in front of the peg and youare working every other row with the eyelets like this, they line up very nicely and kind of twist thesestitches together, okay? There's nothing loose.
If you make an E-wrap, like this one here, you can barely see it and it covers up thestitch a little bit, and this part righthere is loose.
So the only reasonwhy you would do that for some of these patternsis because it needs this extra wrap where you'reactually unwrapping it in that direction tomake a wider gap.
So unless yourpattern calls for it, I still recommend justholding the yarn right over in front of the peg.
I do want to add: In this one, I've shown it setup where I've actually moved a few over, So I actuallyhave four openings or empty pegs to put Yarnovers.
So in this pattern, I'veworked the first four stitches and then I moved them over and then I continuemoving these over as well.
So again, if you wantto do a Yarnover, a traditional Yarnover, you're just going to putthe yarn in the front and then continue workingthe next peg as usual, and then I'll show youthe E-wrap Yarnover.
So if you think that thisone isn't long enough and you want a littlebit more slack, just pull on it and youcan have a little bit more slack, okay? Let's work up untilthis next one.
And then the E-wrappedYarnover is taking that yarn and wrapping it as an E-wrapor Twisted Knit stitch, and then working thenext stitch, okay? So you have thisextra amount of yarn.
And that is theYarnover increase.
I hope you enjoyed makingyour loom knit increases.
So tell us, which is yourfavorite loom knit increase? We'd love to hear downin the comments below.
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