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How to: 'Knit One Below' (K1B) & 'Purl One Below' (P1B) Stitches | Technique Tutorial for Beginners



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hello and welcome to my video all about

how to do the knit one below stitch or

k1 b4 shot later on in the video I'll

show you how to do a purl 1 below stitch

as well basically a knit one below

stitch is the same as a regular knit

stitch but it's knit through the loop

below the one you normally dip through

here is some knitting I've already done

and I've been doing the fisherman's rib

stitch which makes use of the knit one

below stitch so I've just done a purl

stitch and now I have to do a knit one

below normally what I do is hold the

left needle a bit more horizontally and

I angle the top stitch so that the front

strand is closer to the needle point and

the Strand behind the needle is further

away from the point this way I find it

easier to see the line of stitches and

it just makes the process a little bit

clearer I think so if I hold the stitch

like that you can clearly see that

there's a loop around and the needle

that's the top stitch however instead of

going through that hole that's right

next to the needle you're going to go

through the loop below that one so if

you look a bit further down you'll see a

nother loop with a hole in the center

and that's the one you're going to take

the right hand needle point through so

it's kind of what it says on the tin

really you're just knitting into the

loop below the one you normally knit

into so you take your right hand needle

from front to back through that loop and

then you do all the normal steps of a

knit stitch so you cross the right hand

needle behind wrap the working yarn

around it

and then pull that yarn back through the

stitch that you went through you just

have to be careful not to bring your

needle back through the loop that you

normally would come through right next

to the needle and as usual you push the

stitch off the top of the left hand

needle to complete the stitch

so we'll do that again I just need to do

a purl stitch in between and then we're

back to a knit one below stitch as with

any knit stitch the yarn is always at

the back of the needles again I

manipulate the stitches a little bit to

make the loops a bit clearer to me and

then I just identify the loop I would

normally go through which is currently

the top stitch and then I look at the

loop below that one I take my right hand

needle through that second loop down and

do the normal steps of a knit stitch and

then I bring the yarn back through that

same stitch to the front and then push

the stitch off the left hand needle to

complete the knit stitch okay so I'll

just do that one more time a bit quicker

if you look at the stitch you've just

made you'll see that it's now wrapped by

two stitches which is the effect you get

with the knit one below okay so now I'm

going to move on to show you how to do

the purl 1 below as always with purl

stitches the yarn is at the front of the

needles you're going to use the same

loop that you did for the knit one below

but instead you're going to pill through

it rather than knit through it so again

you identify that second loop down and

this time you're going to take the right

hand needle from the back to the front

through that stitch so you go from back

to front through that second loop down

and cross it in front then you wrap the

working yarn and then pull that yarn

back through the same stitch

and finally push that stitch off the top

of the left-hand needle

okay so I'll show you this again you

identify the second loop down and take

the right-hand needle from back to front

through that loop you cross it in front

wrap the yarn around the point and then

pull the yarn back through that same

stitch and now I'll just show you that

one more time

okay so that completes my demonstration

of the knit one below and purl 1 below

stitches I hope this video has been

helpful and thank you very much for

watching