The M1R in knitting is an almost invisible, right slanting increase. It is perfect for shaping sleeves. This step-by-step tutorial teaches …
Learn How To Increase Your Stitch Count Using Different Techniques
Are you fed up with knitting squares? Then it is time to check out our FREE Increase Tutorials.
In fact, there is an abundance of techniques for widening your knitted fabric by increasing stitches.
Furthermore, you can use increases to make a decorative statement. Or you can make them almost invisible if you like.
There are many different types of increases you can add to a row or round. For instance, there are single increases and there are double increases.
In addition, there are also multiple increases that add three or more stitches at the same time.
If that is not enough, you can make your increases lean to either the right or the left. Or you can choose to make your increases neutral.
Many increases are what we call open. These increases will make a decorative hole in your project so they are great for lace patterns.
Other increases are what we refer to as closed. And these are the ones you use when you want an almost invisible increase.
If that was not enough, you can also pair increases. These are increases that are done two at a time and are mirroring each other.
Actually, they are used to make decorative effects withing pattern stitches. Additionally, they can also be used create two edges of a knitted piece symmetrical, for instance when knitting a sleeve.
There are three main ways of making increases. One technique is to work the increase into an existing stitch.
Conversely, the other method is to work the increase into the yarn between two stitches.
And finally, some increases are formed with the working yarn.
So, check out our FREE Increase Tutorials and add to your skills set by learning a few different increase techniques!
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