How to increase/decrease evenly!

How to increase/decrease evenly!

How to calculate where to inc/dec when pattern says "inc/dec evenly" - You can use this lesson's tips both in knitting and crocheting:


Increase evenly:
The pattern tells you to increase a number of stitches evenly.

Example 1: You have 100 sts and you shall increase 16 sts evenly.
Use a calculator and enter 100 divided by 16 and you will get 6.25.
The number you get should be rounded down to full or half number.
In this example we will round it down to 6. So you should inc after every 6th stitch like this: Work 6 sts, make 1st inc, work 6 sts, make 2nd inc, work 6 sts, make 3rd inc, work 6 sts, make 4th inc, and continue like this. After your 16th increase you will have 4 sts left on row to work.

Example 2: You have 140 sts and you shall increase 21 sts evenly.
Use a calculator and enter 140 divided by 21 and you will get 6.66.
The number you get should be rounded down to full or half number.
In this example we will round it down to 6.5. So you should inc after alternating every 6th and 7th stitch like this: Work 6 sts, make 1st inc, work 7 sts, make 2nd inc, work 6 sts, make 3rd inc, work 7 sts, make 4th inc, and continue like this. After your 21st increase you will have 4 sts left on row to work.

Example 3: You have 48 sts and you shall increase 12 sts evenly.
Use a calculator and enter 48 divided by 12 and you will get 4.
If you get an even number and you are working in the round, then it's easy and you can just inc with that number of stitches between each inc.
But if you are working rows back and forth and shall inc every 4th stitch like in this example, then you would have to make an inc after the last stitch on row, which you can't. To avoid this you work a couple less stitches before first inc like this:
Work 2 sts, make 1st inc, work 4 sts, make 2nd inc, work 4 sts, make 3rd inc, work 4 sts, make 4th inc, and continue like this. After your 12th increase you will have 2 sts left on row to work.

Decrease evenly: The pattern tells you to decrease a number of stitches evenly.

Example 1: You have 100 sts and you shall decrease 16 sts evenly.
Use a calculator and enter 100 divided by 16 and you will get 6.25.
If the number is less than .5 then always round the number down, so in this example we round it down to 6.
To make decreases in every 6th stitch, means that you work together every 5th and 6th stitch like this: Work 4 sts, K2tog (5th and 6th sts), work 4 sts, K2tog, work 4 sts, K2tog, and continue like this. After your 16th K2tog you will have 4 sts left on row to work.

Example 2: You have 140 sts and you shall decrease 30 sts evenly.
Use a calculator and enter 140 divided by 30 and you will get 4.66.
When the number is more than .5 you will have to alternate your decreases between lower and higher number. In this example this means we will alternate dec in every 4th and 5th st, like this:
Work 2 sts, K2tog (3rd and 4th sts), work 3 sts, K2tog (4th and 5th), work 2 sts, K2tog, work 3 sts, K2tog, and continue like this. After your 30th K2tog you will have 5 sts left on row to work.

Example 3: You have 48 sts and you shall decrease 12 sts evenly.
Use a calculator and enter 48 divided by 12 and you will get 4.
In this example this means we will dec in every 4th st, like this:
Work 2 sts, K2tog (3rd and 4th sts), work 2 sts, K2tog, work 2 sts, K2tog, and continue like this. After your 12th K2tog you'll have no sts left on row to work.

Comments (105)

Shanthi 19.05.2021 - 11:39:

Thank you DROPS. !!!!! 😊

Jeannette 18.05.2021 - 12:58:

Jeg skal tage jævnt ind jeg har 196 masker på pinde og skal tage 56 ind

DROPS Design 19.05.2021 - 08:31:

Hei Jeannette. Følg eksempel 1. Du har 196 m og du skal felle 56m jevnt fordelt. Dividere 196 med 56 så får du 3,5. Så her må du strikke hver 3. og 4. masken sammen, men du må også noen ganger strikker hver 2. og 3. maske sammen for at det skal bli en jevnt . mvh DROPS design

Shanthi 17.05.2021 - 11:15:

With ref to the knitted jumper BLUE NOVEMBER with balloon sleeves pattern how do you decrease 29 stitches out of 67 stitches to get 38 stitches ? Every alternate stitch has to be decreased, so can you explain how it is done ? I loved the pattern and have reached up till the end of the sleeve. Kindly guide me. Thank you. Reposting my question again since I wasn’t clear with which jumper I was talking about earlier :) Thanks in advance!

DROPS Design 18.05.2021 - 08:40:

Dear Mrs Shanti, you can for example work from the beg of the round: knit 4, K2 tog x 29 times, knit 5 - or then work these 9 sts evenly distributed between the decreases. Happy knitting!

Shanthi 16.05.2021 - 20:16:

In the knitted jumper with balloon sleeves pattern how do you decrease 29 stitches out of 67 stitches to get 38 stitches ? Every alternate stitch has to be decreased, so can you explain how it is done ? I loved the pattern and have reached up till the end of the sleeve. Kindly guide me. Thank you.

DROPS Design 17.05.2021 - 10:31:

Dear Mrs Shanthi, could you please ask your question on the pattern you are working on? It would be much easier for us to check and help you. Thanks for your comprehension!

Cristina 06.04.2021 - 11:05:

Mi scusi, non avevo detto qualche schema stavo seguendo quindi rifaccio la domanda completa: Salve. Vorrei sapere se nel fare 1 aumento in 16 maglie devo farlo al centro (dopo l’8* maglia) o dopo le 16 maglie. Sto seguendo lo schema del Carly Pullover, misura M. La ringrazio

DROPS Design 06.04.2021 - 11:51:

Buongiorno Cristina, può lavorare l'aumento dove preferisce, anche al centro delle 16 maglie. Buon lavoro!

Cristina 04.04.2021 - 02:10:

Salve. Vorrei sapere se nel fare 1 aumento in 16 maglie devo farlo al centro (dopo l’8* maglia) o dopo le 16 maglie. La ringrazio

DROPS Design 05.04.2021 - 23:47:

Buonasera Cristina, quale modello sta lavorando? Buon lavoro!

Mariel Henriksen 01.04.2021 - 19:41:

Hei, jeg har 280 masker og skal felle jevnt fordelt til jeg har 140 masker på rundpinne. Strikker jeg en maske, felle 2 og 3 maske? Så strikke en maske igjen? 280/140=2..

Linda 27.03.2021 - 10:42:

Hei, jeg har 208 masker og skal øke 156 m gjevnt fordelt på rundstrikk. Kan du hjelpe meg å tenke her🙂

DROPS Design 07.04.2021 - 08:24:

Hei Linda. Du kan strikke 1 maske, øke 104 ganger og strikke 2 masker øke 52 ganger, men jevnt fordelt over omgangen/raden. mvh DROPS design

Nicoletta Chiavinato 22.03.2021 - 09:52:

Buongiorno, in riferimento alla mia richiesta di conoscere il modello di berretto presente in questa pagina, che mi avete risposto che il modello è il n. 109-4, lo stesso purtroppo non è disponibile. Esce che non ci sono modelli che corrispondono alla ricerca. Grazie

DROPS Design 23.03.2021 - 17:47:

Buonasera Nicoletta, il link riporta al modello in inglese. Al momento non è presente la traduzione italiana, ma lo tradurremo nei prossimi giorni. Tenga d'occhio il sito. Buon lavoro!

Nicoletta Chiavinato 21.03.2021 - 16:28:

Buongiorno vorrei realizzare il berretto presente in questa sezione ma non lo trovo. Potete aiutarmi? Grazie mille!

DROPS Design 21.03.2021 - 23:18:

Buonasera Nicoletta il cappello è descritto nel modello 109-4. Buon lavoro!

Paola 06.03.2021 - 18:56:

Ok!! Grazie per il consiglio\r\nBuona serata\r\n

Paola 05.03.2021 - 07:13:

Non sto seguendo un modelli precuso. Voglio realizzare una maglia con filato cotton merino un po' lunga che sia un po' più stretta alla base rispetto alla circonferenza fianchi....volevo provare a studiare le misure ed il calcolo dei punti da sola

DROPS Design 06.03.2021 - 17:37:

Buonasera Paola, per un'assistenza così personalizzata può rivolgersi al suo rivenditore DROPS d i fiducia. Buon lavoro!

Paola 04.03.2021 - 18:29:

Salve, io ho sui ferri 100 maglie e dovrei arrivare a 110 maglie in 20 cm, come devo suddividere gli aumenti, praticamente devo fare una maglia lunga che sia piu stretta sul giro cosce rispetto alla circonferenza fianchi (cioè cm 120 per circonferenza fianchi, contro cm 108 per circonferenza cosce= grazie mille

DROPS Design 05.03.2021 - 00:11:

Buonasera Paola, che modello sta seguendo? Buon lavoro!

Lubna Asghar 24.02.2021 - 22:47:

Hei jeg har 272 masker og skal felle 36 masker , det blir 7,5 . Skal jeg felle en hver 7 maske og neste hver 8 maske eller?

DROPS Design 03.03.2021 - 09:30:

Hei Lubna. Du må strikke hver 6. og 7. maske sammen, men for å få en jevn felling må du også strikke noen ganger hver 7. og 8. maske sammen. mvh DROPS design

FEROL 22.02.2021 - 18:45:

Modele cm095. Bonjour. Je ne comprends pas la page où il y ales explications pour les augmentations à intervalles réguliers et diminutions. Faut il que je les fasse sur le même rang. Pour le devant droit j'ai 54m je dois faire 6 augmentations et 6 diminutions donc j’ai le même nombre de mailles apr, hors vous dites qu’après j'ai 59m !,,Merci de bien vouloir m’aider. Bonne journée

DROPS Design 23.02.2021 - 09:53:

Bonjour Mme Ferol, j'ai peur de ne pas vous suivre, dans ce modèle, le devant droit se tricote avec le dos et le devant gauche, on va diminuer sur les côtés 4 fois 2 mailles, autrement dit 3 m sur le devant droit, 6 m sur le dos et 3 m sur le devant gauche. Je ne trouve pas de 6 augmentations/6 diminutions. Pensiez-vous à un autre modèle? N'hésitez pas à poser votre question directement dans la rubrique "questions" du modèle que vous tricotez.

Farstad Hege 21.02.2021 - 08:36:

Hei , jeg har 140 m og skal felle 32 , har prøvd å strikke 2m og 3-4 sammen og etter hver 12 så har jeg strikket 4-5 sammen får det ikke til å gå opp 😳\r\n\r\nHege

DROPS Design 03.03.2021 - 08:34:

Hei Hege. 140 masker delt på 32 = 4,375. Du skal da strikke hver 3. og 4. maske sammen. Om du strikker frem og tilbake på et arbeid vil du da starte med 2 masker rett og avslutte med 2 masker rett. Om du strikker rundt kan du f.eks strikke 3 masker rett før du strikker de 2 siste maskene sammen (du har da 1 maske igjen på omgangen som strikkes rett). mvh DROPS design

Kerstin 17.02.2021 - 21:00:

Jag har 54 maskor och ska minska jämnt fördelat 4 maskor. 54/4 Det blir 12.5. Hur ska jag minska då?

DROPS Design 03.03.2021 - 08:00:

Hei Kerstin. Du kan da strikke 11 masker, 2 masker sammen, strikk dette 3 ganger, deretter strikker du 12 masker før du strikker de 2 siste sammen. mvh DROPS design

Solfrid 12.02.2021 - 12:25:

Hei. Skal felle masker jevnt fordelt. Har 116 masker. I første omgang skal dette bli til 112 masker etter felling. Hvordan gjør jeg dette?

DROPS Design 15.02.2021 - 08:51:

Hei Solfrid. Du har 116 masker og du skal felle 4 masker = 116 dele på 4 = 29, du kan da strikke hver 28. og 29. maske sammen 4 ganger = 112 masker. God Fornøyelse!

Trude Oma 08.02.2021 - 10:55:

Hei!Et spørsmål om felling: Når tallet blir 6,5, dvs ikke runde opp eller ned, skal jeg da strikke sammen hhv 5. og 6. maske og 6. og 7. maske annenhver gang? Skal felle fra 234 til 198 masker

Véronique 05.02.2021 - 05:15:

Bonjour, j’ai monté 78 m et je dois répartir 56 augmentations mais en suivant un diagramme pour de futures torsades. Le quotient est 1,39, donc 1, je suppose mais je dois avoir des mailles envers. Comment puis-je faire ? Merci !

DROPS Design 05.02.2021 - 09:41:

Bonjour Véronique, vous allez augmenter approximativement après chaque maille et chaque 2ème maille jusqu'à ce que vous ayez augmenté 56 mailles et que vous ayez 78 mailles au total. Maintenant pour les mailles envers, je ne suis pas sûre de ce que vous voulez dire, augmentez comme indiqué dans les explications ou bien comme votre technique habituelle, en l'adaptant pour que toutes les mailles soient à l'envers si besoin. Merci de bien vouloir poser votre question sur le modèle concerné pour toute assistance complémentaire. Bon tricot!

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