The Knit Right Loop Increase (KRL)

Stitch Description

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 its worth it for the effect it creates. It is also known as the Raised Increase, or Lifted Increase.

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Stitch Details

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Beginner

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Pattern Instructions

  • Step 1: With your working needle, insert the tip into the back leg of the stitch below the first stitch on your main needle.
  • Step 2: Place the stitch on your working needle onto the main needle.
  • Step 3: Knit the new stitch on your main needle as normal.
  • Step 4: Knit the next stitch as normal.

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KRL-Example

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