Learn to Knit
Getting UK Knitting
How to Knit
How to Crochet
Holding the needles & yarn
Knitting in rounds
Lace knitting & eyelet stitches
Picking up dropped stitches
Picking up stitches along an edge
Joining yarns & working with colour
There are three main methods of increasing stitches, all of which are quite simple to do. The first is to make a stitch (M1) by picking up a loop between two stitches and knitting into the back of it. This forms a neat, invisible increase, so is often used in the middle of a row or where a series of increases are to be worked. The second is to work into the front and back of a stitch (inc 1 or inc in next st). This method is normally used at the beginning and end of a row, for instance on sleeve shapings.
Make 1 (M1)
To make two stitches (M2) work as for M1 but knit into the back and then the front of the loop.
Working into the front and back of a stitch (inc 1 or inc in next st)
Yarn forward increase
Sometimes the abbreviation ‘yo’ (yarn over) is used as a general term on knit or purl rows to indicate that a stitch has to be increased by winding the yarn round the needle, as opposed to the ‘front and back’ method described above in Figs 49 and 50. In this case, ensure that you wind the yarn correctly. After you have worked the next stitch, check that you have actually made an extra stitch and not just carried the yarn from front to back or vice versa!
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