Regular and Reverse Yarn Over – The Easiest Way to Increase Stitches in Knitting

The Easiest Way to Increase Stitches in Knitting

There are a number of ways to increase stitches in knitting – “make 1”, lifted increases, double increase, “knitting front & back”, etc. Some of those increases are more challenging than the others, but what way is the easiest of them all?

In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at two ridiculously simple ways to add a new stitch to the work. One of these ways results in creating a hole. The other way adds a new stitch almost invisibly. Both ways are variations of the good old yarn over.

Let’s see how each of these ways works step by step.

The fact that these increases are so easy to make doesn’t mean that they can’t be used in advanced knitting projects. Yarn over increases are as good as any other way to increase stitches and there is nothing wrong in using them whenever you need to add a new stitch to the work, whether it is a simple shawl or a fancy sweater with sophisticated shaping.


The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #4. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (351 pages!) with this and 47 other tutorials included in the collection.

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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

Regular and Reverse Yarn Over - Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Regular and Reverse Yarn Over - Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Regular and Reverse Yarn Over - Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Regular and Reverse Yarn Over - Step by Step | 10 rows a day