Increasing Knitting With “Kfb” for My Blood Droplet

January 3rd, 2014

Firstly HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

After my last post I have done very little knitting, I came down with some sort of strange virus so still recovering! but I am nearly finished a doll/faery/elf, woodland folk… not quite sure what it will be yet but it is coming along well, I know I said I would do something for myself but I got a little distracted!!and that is why I never end up making things for myself…but after the doll and once I have start the jumper I will make some bits for myself!

When I finished my last blog I was all set for knitting up a blood droplet or two, but my husband was using the only ball of red yarn so I couldn’t make one… after having a knitters breakdown of how i let myself run so low on red yarn, I pulled myself together and raided my storage boxes, I have these for current projects and one for small balls…then I raided my stash (stash is just a word we use for mountain of any yarn that has taken over one…or many rooms in a house! I feel this should be the dictionary definition for “wool/yarn stash”!) and I was so happy when I found a small ball of red yarn! one very happy and excited knitter!! (it doesn’t take much to excite me when it comes to knitting!)

my small red ball next to the big ball!

my small red ball next to the big ball! my ball looks a lot bigger than it really was!

I wasn’t to0 sure if I would have enough so I had no choice but to do the small 2D blood drop, so out came my needles and off I went knitting away, happy and content!

The first thing that struck me was how big the ‘small’ one one was, I had thought it would be this small droplet that would fit in my hand but it was actually quite big, now normally I wouldn’t complain but with a yarn restriction it was a little worrying!

Now you know me, with my bendy body and joints that just wont stay in the right place, well this was the day my thumb thought it would move out of it’s joint and not go back, so I spent a little time persuading it back into it’s joint – which took a while! then I was sat there ‘clicking’ away, and no not my needles my thumb! I had never realized until then how clicking when knitting has a different meaning to an EDS knitter!!

But I got there in the end, and this is what I produced!

my small 2D blood droplet

my small 2D blood droplet

I found this really easy and if you can increase & decrease this should be no problem! There is NO purling it is in garter stitch (all knit)

If you Don’t know how to increase or decrease in knitting this is how

Decrease (in this case) is just simply knit two together (K2Tog)

and increase (for this) is knit front & back (Kfb)

start our knit stitch as normal

start our knit stitch as normal (knit front)

after wrapping yarn around and pulling stitch through DO NOT push the stitch off the needle, instead keep it on

after wrapping yarn around and pulling stitch through DO NOT push the stitch off the needle, instead keep it on

then knit into the back of the SAME stitch (you can see how the needle tip is  pushing the back of the stitch) pull trough and off the needle leaving you with two stitches

then knit into the back of the SAME stitch (you can see how the needle tip is pushing the back of the stitch) pull trough and off the needle leaving you with two stitches (Kfb)

There are a few ways of increasing but for this pattern this is what is used, I hope this helps you on your way to knitting a blood droplet

For patters (and address to send your droplet to) Click Here

by Juniper Askew

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