Knit in the front and back?

so i want to make these coasters:,2025,DIY_14141_4989552,00.html

i dont understand what it means by this though:

K1inc1 Knit into the front and back of the same stitch (an increase of 1 stitch).

can someone explain?? thanks in advance!


Knit into the stitch, but before dropping the original stitch from the left needle, knit into the back of the same stitch. Now drop the original stitch from the left needle. You have made 2 stitches out of one. You can check out a video demo of this under the “Glossary” tab at the top of this page.

doh! i looked for it in the video section but i didnt realize it was an increase so i didnt bother looking there! thanks so much for the quick clarification!

I was puzzled by this as well until I watched Amy’s video which made it perfectly clear.

normally you go “in, round, thru, off” using the front of the stitch (come in from the front, out the back) knittng the front and back is “in, round, thru, in-back, round, thru, off” with the in-back renetering the stitch right to left, and coming thru forward to make the second stitch, using the back of the original stitch.
I find it easier to hold my work to look at the back as i’m doing this.
Hope this helps.