Category: Knitting Techniques

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.

Knit Return Pass Return Decrease (KRPR)

The Knit Return Pass Return decrease is a variation of a right-leaning decrease. This can serve as a substitution for a k2tog. It pairs nicely with some of the slip-stitch left leaning decreases-- try it out and see what you think!

The Knit Three Together Double Decrease (K3Tog)

The knit three together double decrease (k3tog) technique is used to remove two stitches at one time from your knitting and help shape your work. You will need to know how to decrease in order to knit hats, sweaters, and some mittens and gloves. This particular decrease technique has a …

The Center Double Decrease (cdd)

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the center double decrease. This technique decreases two stitches at once and creates a prominent center stitch at the decrease point.

The Alternative Slip Slip Knit (SSK) Decrease

The Alternative Slip Slip Knit Decrease is a variation of the Slip Slip Knit decrease. It's a method of removing stitches from your work to shape your work. This method makes a left leaning decrease, and is a mirror of the Knit Two Together decrease. The Alternative SSK modifies the …

How to Knit the Slip Knit Pass Decrease (SKP)

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the slip knit pass decrease. Decreasing is a method of removing stitchesThe slip knit pass decrease (skp) is identical to the slip slip knit (ssk) decrease, which is a left leaning decrease. It compliments the knit two together decrease …

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