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I am knitting up Knitty's Danica and it requires pfb (purl front and back). I understand theoretically what to do, purl into the front then into the back of the same stitch before taking it off. I get that it's just the purl version of kfb. But for some reason I can't get it to work. I'll try and explain exactly what I'm doing. After I purl into the front, I stick my right needle into the back and wrap around the front of the right needle (I found if I wrap around the back like you would normally do on a purl, it just creates a yo in the final product). But this is where I just can't get it to work right - how do you pull the stitch through without losing the purl stitch that you already did? I'm totally stumped.<br><br>
btw, I found this absolutely <a href="http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=144573.0" target="_blank">beautiful version of Danica</a> on craftster and bought the same yarn. I can't wait to see it all knit up!
 

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here's a <a href="http://www.anniesattic.com/knitting/content.html?content_id=153" target="_blank">video</a> of pfb<br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drool"> Those colors are awesome for that scarf! I love the way it looks almost checked. Can't wait to see yours when it's done!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">here's a <a href="http://www.anniesattic.com/knitting/content.html?content_id=153" target="_blank">video</a> of pfb<br><br>
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Jiminey Christmas! Is she knitting with rubber bands? My knitting is never that elastic, and I'm always fighting and struggling to do stuff like that. I wish my knitting were looser.<br><br>
That's an excellent video, though.
 

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I struggle to get my needle into the back loop too. I've taken to getting the needle in any way that I can and pulling the loop open. I hold the loop open with my finger and use the slack I've created to purl the back loop.
 
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