HOW TO INCREASE STITCHES
An increase is made to add new stitches to your work. They’re used to create shape, texture, lace…. There are different ways of increasing while knitting and increases can be visible, when we’re knitting lace or making eyelets, and invisible, when we want to add stitches to create shape in a garment.One of the easiest ways to increase is at the beginning of a row.
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An increase is made to add new stitches to your work. They’re used to create shape, texture, lace…. There are different ways of increasing while knitting and increases can be visible, when we’re knitting lace or making eyelets, and invisible, when we want to add stitches to create shape in a garment.
One of the easiest ways to increase is at the beginning of a row.
Insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch as if you were going to knit it, but before dropping the stitch off the left-hand needle use the tip of the right-hand needle to place the new stitch onto the left-hand needle. You can increase as many stitches as you need, and then start knitting.
You can also increase in the following way:a- Before working the next stitch use the right-hand needle to pick up the bump that wraps the stitch from behind your work, pull it up and place it on the left-hand needle.
b- Work it like you would any other stitch.
c- Keep knitting until there is one stitch left in the row, repeat the increase. Using the right-hand needle, pick up the bump that wraps the stitch from behind your work, place it on the left-hand needle, and work it as if it were any other stitch. You have increased two stitches in the row.
Another way to increase is with a yarn over.This type of increase creates little holes, or eyelets, in your knitting.Before you start to knit decide where you want to place the increases-- in the middle, interspersed along the row.…For this example we’re going to work them at the beginning and the end of the rows.
a- To begin, knit one, then wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle to create a new stitch.
b- Continue working the row until there is one stitch left.
c- Yarn over, wrapping the yarn around the needle to create a new stitch. Work the last stitch as usual.
d- Turn your work and work the yarn overs the same as the other stitches. You’ll see how little holes were formed where you placed the increases.