Combined Knitting Increasing

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When increasing evenly on both sides of a piece, as in a sleeve increase, a good tip is to work the increases inward from the edges of the knitting in two different rows. An easy rule of thumb is to work increases on the right side of a piece on a RS (right side) row, and work the increases on the left side of the piece on a WS (wrong side) row. The instructions below are written to increase 1 st on each side over 2 rows.

There are many different ways to increase - a yarn over (YO) makes a decorative increase, knitting into the float between two stitches basically does the same thing as a YO. Twisting the float before knitting into it makes a more invisible increase, but the method below makes the most invisible increase of all.

Step 1:
(RS) Place the tip of the right hand needle into the loop below the next stitch on the left needle. Pull the strand of yarn through this stitch, creating a new stitch on the right hand needle.

Knit the stitch above the increase.


To work this increase on a wrong side row purl into the stitch below the next stitch on the needle.

note, in the above example all sts on needle are mounted in Combination style


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