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Increase Stitches

And here we are another new technique!


This week we are increasing the number of stitches on our needles and we are talking about two ways to do that. Increasing using a YO (yarn over) which leaves a hole in your knitting. You may have already done that accidentally when you loop your yarn over without entering the stitch FIRST.


That's okay! We all do that at first as beginner knitters or when we aren't paying attention. (Like when I watch TV and knit at the same time, OOOPS!)


When you do it on purpose you can make something called lace. Lace in knitting is actually quite pretty. Look at this example:




Another way to increase a stitch is to knit through a stitch twice. It won't leave a hole. It's commonly called a Knit Front Knit Back (KFKB) or another name is a M1 (make 1 stitch). It leaves a little - (dash) that you can see if you look really really closely.


Here's the increase video for you to practice with:



Happy increasing!!!


Mrs. Russ


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