Kfb (knit front and back) is an increase stitch worked on the knit side of the fabric. You are basically knitting into the front and back loop of a single stitch to make two stitches. This stitch increases the total number of stitches on your needle by one.


How to work a Kfb increase

So I have cast on 10 stitches and worked a few rows in stocking stitch, on the next knit row the instructions are :

K4, Kfb, knit to end.  (11 sts)

I have knit the first 4 stitches of the row and am now ready to work Kfb:


Step 1

Step 1 – Work the next stitch as if to knit, but do not slip the stitch off the left hand needle.


Step 2

Step 2 – Insert the tip of the right hand needle into the back loop of the same stitch on the left hand needle.


Step 3

Step 3 – Pass the yarn around the right hand needle as you would to make a normal knit stitch.


Step 4

Step 4 – Pull the yarn through the stitch, slipping the original stitch off the left hand needle.

One increase completed.