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How to Knit the Knit Left Loop Increase (KLL)

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the knit left loop increase (KLL). This 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 below, this technique tends to pull a little, but I think it’s worth it for the invisible effect.

Also known as: Raised Increase, Lifted Increase


Step 1: With your main needle, insert the tip into the second stitch below the first stitch on your working needle.

Step 2: Lift the stitch onto your main needle.

Step 3: Knit the new stitch on your main needle as normal.

Step 4: Knit the next stitch as normal.

Example of the Knit Left Loop Increase (KLL)

Example of the Knit Left Loop Increase (KLL)