Free knitting patterns

Have you ever seen the instruction ktbl or k2tog-tbl (knit through the back loop) and wonder what, exactly “tbl” means? Ktbl stands for “knit through back loop.” Just as “pick up” and “pick up and knit” are somewhat confusing terminology, “knit through the back loop” can also be confusing, because each knit stitch has only one loop on the needle.

I find that its easier and faster to make bobbles with a crochet hook than by knitting back-and-forth on three-or-four stitches in the more conventional bobble. I also like the shape of the crochet bobble better. It is rounder and “puffier” than a conventional bobble.