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How to Knit Through the Back Loop

Example of stockinette knit through the back loop
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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit through the back loop. This technique is used to twist your stitches and is often done in decreases. It can also be used to great effect to create a wavy fabric as an alternative to stockinette.

Skill: Easy

Abbreviation: tbl

Pattern:

Insert your working needle into the stitch purl wise, exiting through the backside of the stitch. Then wrap your yarn and pull through the stitch as if knitting normally.

Example of stockinette knit through the back loop
Example of stockinette knit through the back loop


Example of Twisted Stockinette (top) and regular stockinette (bottom)
Example of Twisted Stockinette (top) and regular stockinette (bottom)

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