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 (148)

Claudine wrote:

Modèle n° li-140 \r\nj\'ai fait le col tricoter en rond en côtes (1 maille endroit , 1maille envers)pendant 10cm . maintenant je ne comprends plus ,augmenter maintenant 1 maille envers dans environ une section en mailles envers sur deux merci de m\'éclairer je ne sais plus continuer

24.11.2022 - 20:09:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Claudine, vous tricotez d'abord en côtes 1 m end/1 m env, et vous allez augmenter pour que les côtes soient désormais *1 m end, 1 m env, 1 m end, 2 m env*; ainsi, vous augmentez dans 1 section 1 m envers des côtes sur 2. En espérant que ce soit plus clair pour vous. Bon tricot!

25.11.2022 - 08:50:

Hanne wrote:

Der er 197 m og må ikke tage ind på 5 kant m i hver side skal tage 42 m ind Er det så hver 4 m

26.10.2022 - 22:50:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Hanne. Hvilken oppskrift refererer du til? Om det er en oppskrift med 5 kantmasker, feller man ikke over disse når man feller jevnt fordelt på en pinne/omgang. Men litt vanskelig å gi et 100% riktig svar når det ikke opplyses hvilken oppskrift det gjelder. mvh DROPS Design

31.10.2022 - 07:38:

Kristin wrote:

Har 360 masker og skal felle til 170, hvordan?

24.10.2022 - 15:50:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Kristin. Antall fellinger kan ikke være høyere enn halvparten av antall masker. Da må det strikkes 3 masker sammen noen steder eller gjøre fellingene over flere omganger. Hvilken DROPS oppskrift er dette? Så skal vi ha en dobbeltsjekk. mvh DROPS Design

31.10.2022 - 07:02:

Anna wrote:

Ich habe 158 Maschen und soll 44 abnehmen und gleichmäßig verteilen. Wie mache ich das?

21.10.2022 - 18:30:

Oddny Granås wrote:

Har 120 masker skal felle ned til 66 masker hvor ofte..

15.10.2022 - 11:28:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Oddny. Da kan du strikke 2 og 2 masker sammen 52 ganger, 2 masker sammen + 1 maske 10 ganger. 2 rett sammen og 2 masker rett. Veksle dette jevnt over felle omgangen og du vil da sitte igjen med 66 masker. mvh DROPS Design

17.10.2022 - 08:23:

Randi Pettersen wrote:

Hei, jeg har 432 masker og skal ned til 112 masker hvordan felle?

07.10.2022 - 17:09:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Randi. Antall fellinger kan ikke være høyere enn halvparten av antall masker du har på pinnen, om du hadde tenkt å bare felle 1 omgang/pinne. Eller skal det felles på flere omganger / pinner? Hvilken DROPS oppskrift er det? mvh DROPS Design

09.10.2022 - 12:34:

Luna wrote:

Hallo, ich soll auf 74M 18M gleichmäßig zunehmen, das wäre jede 4,1M. Jedoch bekomme ich es nicht gleichmäßig verteilt hin, um am Ende auf die richtige Maschenanzahl zu kommen. Wie mache ich das? Danke im voraus

04.10.2022 - 13:06:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Luna, stricken Sie so: *4 Maschen, 1 Zunahme* x 18, dann stricken Sie die 2 letzten Maschen - Sie können auch nach jeder 4. Masche + nach jeder 5. Masche 2 Mal regelmäßig verteilt zu nehmen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

05.10.2022 - 08:27:

InfiernoC wrote:

Hallo, ich habe 186 Maschen und soll 30 Doppelstäbchen gleichmäßig verteilt aufnehmen, dass ergibt ja 2,8, sprich ich nehme nach jeder 2. und nach jeder 3. Masche ein Stäbchen auf (also häkel ich erst 2 D-Stb, um Dritten Stäbchen nehme ich zu, mach 3 normale D-Stb und in der 4. nehme ich wieder zu), jedoch komme ich dann nicht auf 30 Zunahmen sondern 28. Wenn ich dann in jedem 2. D-Stäbchen zunehme und in jedes 3. komme ich auf 34 Zunahmen.

22.09.2022 - 08:28:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe InfernioC, so können Sie zunehmen: 1 M, 1 Zunahme, (2 M, 1 Zunahme)x6, 1 M, 1 Zunahme, (2 M, 1 Zunahme) x 7, 1 M, 1 Zunahme, (2 M, 1 Zunahme)x6, 1 M, 1 Zunahme, (2 M, 1 Zunahme)x7, so häkeln Sie über 86 M (1 Zunahme = 2 M in dieselbe M) und haben 116 M nach dieser Runde. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

22.09.2022 - 10:57:

Aud Hjellum Bjorli wrote:

Jeg har 198m. og skal felle 38.Hva gjør jeg?

22.09.2022 - 08:13:

Silje wrote:

Hei! Jeg har 330 masker, skal fordele 54 masker jevnt. Hvordan gjør jeg dette?

29.08.2022 - 23:24:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Silje, det bliver ca hver 6 maske, hvis du skal tage ind, strikker du 5 og 6 maske sammen, skal du tage ud laver du omslag efter hver 6 maske :)

31.08.2022 - 14:27:

Nancy wrote:

How do you increase when pattern calls for a specific number of stitches? ie: 3grey, 5dk gey, your picture of item does not show the increase.

19.08.2022 - 17:44:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Nancy, could you indicate which pattern number you are working so that we may give you more specific assistance?

21.08.2022 - 19:53:

Stine Jensen wrote:

Jeg sitter helt fast, skal øke fra 92 til 138 masker ved å strikke 2 m rett og deretter et kast ut runden . DVS 46 masker. Så jeg strikker 2 m rett, +et kast ut runden, men allikvel får jeg ikke rett antall, hva i all verden gjør jeg galt?

19.07.2022 - 11:13:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Stine. Litt usikker på hva du gjør galt, men om du strikker slik du beskriver, skal det gå opp. Du strikker 2 rett + 1 kast 46 ganger = 138 masker og kast (92 masker og 46 kast). Hvilket antall får du, hvor mang kast teller du på pinner? mvh DROPS Design

08.08.2022 - 09:30:

Kristin wrote:

Jeg har 120 masker skal felle 36 masker? Hvor mange masker skal jeg strikke mellom da?

03.07.2022 - 22:27:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Kristin. Du kan strikke ca annahver gang 1 og 2 masker mellom hver gang det strikkes 2 masker sammen. mvh DROPS Design

04.07.2022 - 09:32:

Ophelia wrote:

You could try here

20.06.2022 - 11:52:

Gunn Clausen wrote:

Jeg har 270 masker og skal felle inn til 234 dvs 32 masker. Dette gir 7,5 masker pr gang. Hvordan gjør jeg dette? Mvh Gunn

07.06.2022 - 17:33:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Gun, da feller du skiftevis hver 6 og 7 maske og hver 7 og 8 maske :)

08.06.2022 - 15:33:

Grete Marie Rogne wrote:

Heisan. Tusen takk for hjelpen sist, det gikk bra😀 jeg trenger deres hjelp igjen. Jeg har 324 masker og skal felle 54. Hvor masker mellom hver felling?

05.06.2022 - 10:31:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Grete, du feller hver 5. og 6. maske :)

08.06.2022 - 15:34:

Laila Nilsen wrote:

Har 176 masker og dividerer med 36. Hvordan blir det da?

27.05.2022 - 09:01:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Laila. Skal du felle eller Øke? 176 masker divider på 36 = 4,8, som avrundes til hele nummer = 5. Du må da øke etter ca hver 5. maske (men noen ganger etter hver 4. maske siden det er rundet opp fra 4,8 til 5). Eller felle ca. vekselsvis hver 4. og 5, maske og hver 5. og 6. maske. mvh DROPS Design

30.05.2022 - 07:27:

Hildegun Granli wrote:

Jeg har 200 masker skal felle 62 m. jevnt fordelt.

21.05.2022 - 09:16:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Hildegunn. Didvider 200 med 16 så får du 12,5. Når tallet er større enn .5 skal du felle vekselsvis på et lavere og et høyere tall. Her skal du felle vekselsvis etter hver 10. og hver 11. maske slik: Strikk 10 maske, strikk 2 masker sammen (11. og 12.masker), strikk 11 masker, strikk 2 masker sammen (12. og 13.masker), strikk 10 masker, strikk 2 masker sammem, strikk 11 masker, strikk 2 masker sammen, fortsett slik. Når du har felt de 2 siste maskene har du 184 masker igjen på pinnen. mvh DROPS Design

23.05.2022 - 07:15:

Birgit Lohmeier wrote:

Moin zusammen, ich habe 76 Maschen und soll gleichmäßig verteilt 20 Maschen zunehmen. 76:20=3,08. Wenn ich nach jeder 3ten Masche eine Masche zunehme schaffe ich aber nur 15 Zunahmen. Wie soll ich verfahren?

18.05.2022 - 18:56:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Lohmeier, 76/20 sind 3.8, dh Sie sollen abwechslungsweise nach jeder 3. und nach jeder 4. Masche zunehmen. Beispiel 2 oben. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

19.05.2022 - 09:21:

Vivian wrote:

Thank you very much for the fast response. It turns out just going

16.05.2022 - 09:36:

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