Category: Shaping

The Make One Left Increase (M1L)

The Make One Left Increase (M1L) is the complement to the Make One Right Increase (M1R). It is used to add stitches to your knitting and can be used any time a pattern calls for a Make One (M1) Increase. It is a mostly invisible increase that is clean and …

The Make One Right (M1R) Increase

The Make One Right Increase (M1R) technique is used to add stitches to your knitting and can be used any time a pattern calls for a Make One (M1) Increase. It is an almost invisible increase that is clean and tight. This particular increase creates a left leaning stitch.This technique …

The Knit Front and Back Increase (KFB)

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the Knit Front and Back Increase (KFB). Also known as the K1FB increase or the bar increase, This technique adds a stitch to your knitting to hep shape it for things like, hats, socks, or the sleeves of a …

The Make One Toward Increase (M1T)

The Make One Towards Increase can be used whenever you pattern calls for a make one (M1) increase. Increases add stitches to your work and are used to shape your fabric. The Make One Towards increase is a neat and clean increase that is easy to create, but it does …

The Make One Away Increase (M1A)

The Make One Away Increase (M1A) is one of the most basic increase stitches, and is very simple to perform. Also known as Make One (M1), this technique uses a loop to add stitches to your knitting, similar to the backwards loop cast on. It is a slightly more loose …

The Knit Left Loop Increase (KLL)

The Knit Left Loop increase (KLL) is a practically invisible increase is perfect for making symmetrical increases in adjacent stitches. Also known as the raised increase or lifted increase, it is the exact opposite of the knit right loop increase (KRL). Because the increase is created by lifting the stitch …

The Knit Right Loop Increase (KRL)

The Knit Right Loop Increase is a method of shaping your fabric by adding stitches. This increase is nearly invisible, and keeps the surrounding fabric nice and smooth. It is great for creating symmetrical increases in adjacent stitches and is practically invisible. It does tend to pull a little, but …

The Slip Slip Purl Decrease (SSP)

The Slip Slip Purl Decrease is a method of shaping your fabric by removing stitches. It creates a left leaning decrease. It creates one of the cleanest and tightest left leaning decreases available. This decrease is also unique because it is formed on the wrong side of the fabric.

The Crossed Right Slanted Decrease

The Crossed Right Slanted Decrease is a way of shaping your work by removing stitches from your work. This decrease is different from a lot of other decreases because it is a mirror to the knit two together through the back loop (k2tog tbl), a twisted left leaning decrease.

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