Simple Way to Make Beautiful Increases

Pulled Increase - Great Way to Increase Stitches in Knitting and Create Beautiful Texture

The method described in this tutorial is a simple and versatile way to increase stitches. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked.

Let’s change that and give this method a spotlight it definitely deserves.

What makes this increase so helpful? A few things – it allows us to add new stitches to the work without pulling stitches in the previous row, it does not make a big hole, and it forms a line of increases with an amazingly rich texture.

Here’s how this method works step by step.

STEP 1

Work to a place where you plan to add a new stitch. Move the yarn to the back of the work.

STEP 2

Insert the tip of the right needle from front to back into a space between the first two stitches on the left needle.

STEP 3

Wrap the tip of the right needle with the yarn as we do when we knit a stitch.

STEP 4

Pull the wrap through the fabric to form a new stitch.

STEP 5

Knit the first stitch from the tip of the left needle.

If you make these increases in every other row and place them on top of each other, they will form a lovely textured line that looks a lot like a braid.

To keep this line of stitches consistent, purl the new stitches in the wrong side rows.


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If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.


Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

Pulled Increase - Great Way to Increase Stitches in Knitting
 | 10 rows a day
Pulled Increase - Great Way to Increase Stitches in Knitting
 | 10 rows a day
Pulled Increase - Great Way to Increase Stitches in Knitting
 | 10 rows a day