The Bar Increase, also known as KFB or KFBL, is a former favorite of mine. I stopped using it and went back to using an M1 because I decided that I wasn’t a fan of the obvious bar. It’s not very invisible and it doesn’t work well in pairs.

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This increase is handy when you don’t want to pull on the row below, though. The bar does make the stitch you’re working into a little tighter, but it causes less distortion in the surrounding stitches than a M

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