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  • Knitting Decreases & Increases

    Knitting Decreases & Increases
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    Knitting Decreases and Increases

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    Decreases

    1 - Knit Two Together (k2tog)

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    This is a one stitch right leaning decrease.

     

    2 - Slip Slip Knit (ssk)

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    This is a one stitch left leaning decrease and is the mirror image of k2tog.

     

    3 - Slip Slip Purl (ssp)

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    This is a one stitch left leaning decrease and is very similar to the previous technique.

     

    4 - Passed Slip Stitch Over (psso)

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    This is a one or two stitch decrease.

     

    5 - Center Double Decrease (CDD)

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    This is a two stitch decrease that will leave you with a single line of decrease without a left or right lean. 

     

    6 - Comparing Decreases

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    This video compares 3 decrease techniques and explains how to substitute one for another.

     

    Increases

    1 - Yarn Over (yo)

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    This is a one stitch increase that leaves a hole in the work.

     

    2 - Knit Front and Back (kfb)

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    This is a one stitch increase.

     

    3 - Alternative to Knit Front and Back

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    This is a one stitch increase that eliminates the bump from knit front and back.

     

    4 - Purl Front and Back (pfb)

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    This is a one stitch increase.

      

    5 - Make One Right and Left (M1R or M1L)

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    This is the most invisible increase stitch.

     

    6 - Make One Purlwise (M1PW)

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    This is an almost invisible increase on the wrong side of your work.

     

    7 - Make One Below (M1B)

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    This is a nearly invisible one stitch increase.

     

    8 - Lifted Increase

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    This is an increase technique with a left and right variation.

     

    9 - Multiple Increases in One Stitch

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    This video demonstrates a few ways to add multiple stitches in one stitch.

     

    10 - Comparing Increases

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    This video compares increase techniques and explains how to substitute one technique for another.

     

    Tinking Increases and Decreases

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    This video explains how to take out increases or decreases if you made a mistake.

     

    Increasing/Decreasing Evenly Across a Row

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    This video will help you with the math behind increasing or decreasing evenly across a row.

     

    Looking for an increase or decrease method not listed here? Send us an email with suggestions or questions at motherofpurlyarnshop@gmail.com.