LRI: Knitting Abbreviation Explained

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A piece of lilac knitting and knitting needles with a text overlay which says " What is LRI? Knitting Abbreviation Explained,"LRI is the knitting abbreviation for Lift-Right Increase. In fact, this is the perfect increase if you are looking for a virtually invisible increase technique.

So, what makes this increase so hard to detect?

Unlike most other increase methods, this increase is worked into a stitch in the row below. Consequently, this method of increasing a stitch does not create a hole or bump in the knitted fabric.

Actually, you can lift stitches in this manner either to the right or to the left of an existing stitch.

If you need an invisible left-leaning increase, we recommend you try the LLI. When used together, the LRI and LLI can be used to shape knitting projects.

In that case, you would increase by using the LRI at the beginning of a row. Conversely, you would increase at the end of a row by using the LLI.

Having said that, you can use the LRI increase method almost everywhere in your knitting project.

In addition, the LRI is great for increasing a stitch directly before or after a yarnover. This is especially the case when there is no strand between two stitches to work with.

However, you will need to have a few rows between each lifted increase. We usually recommend a minimum of three rows. This is because the work may pucker otherwise since you are pulling up a loop from the previous row.

Not sure how to do the LRI or LLI increases? We have a couple of step-by-step tutorials that will take you through everything you need to know.

First of all, the LRI tutorial which you can find here: Learn How to Make a Lift-Right Increase (LRI)

Secondly, you can find the LLI tutorial here: Learn How to Make a Lift-Left Increase (LLI).

So, you can see that the LRI Knitting Abbreviation is a great abbreviation to add to your knitting terms…

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