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Knitting Increases & Decreases

How to knit - Multiple Stitches Through the Back Loop

Knitting multiple stitches through the back loop can be tricky. This simple technique uses a crochet hook to take all the stress out of knitting multiple stitches through the back loop.

How to Knit - Multiple Stitches into the Same Stitch

 Learn how to knit multiple stitches into one stitch with this easy tutorial!

Purling Through the Back Loop (ptbl, p2togtbl)

Learn how to purl through the back loop (ptbl) and purl two together through the back loop (p2togtbl)

Purling more than one stitch together (p2tog, p3tog)

Learn how to purl two stitches together (p2tog) and purl three stitches together (p3tog).

Make One Purlwise (m1p)

Learn how to make one purlwise (m1p).

How to Knit Make 1 Increases

The Make 1 set of stitches are great if you need an invisible increase in your knitting such as in the Twist Collective Caeles tank top.

Make 1 Left
· Insert left needle from front to back under strand of yarn which runs between next stitch on left needle and last stitch on right needle
· Knit this stitch through back loop

Make 1 Right
· Insert left needle from back to front under strand of yarn which runs between next stitch on left needle and last stitch on right needle
· Knit this stitch through front loop

Make 1 Purl Left
· Insert left needle from back to front under strand of yarn which runs between next stitch on left needle and last stitch on right needle
· Purl this stitch through front loop

Make 1 Purl Right
· Insert left needle from front to back under strand of yarn which runs between next stitch on left needle and last stitch on right needle
· Purl this stitch through back loop

How to Knit a Central Double Increase

Learn one way of doing a central double increase with WEBS Yarn Store designer Kirsten Hipsky. This technique is used in Valley Yarns Pattern Hearts of Oak series of patterns: Christmas StockingScarfCardigan, and Hat.

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