How to increase stitches at the end of a row

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How to increase stitches at the end of a row

If you want to shape your knitwear, maybe cast on new stitches at the end of a row for example for sleeves, you work as follows:

Figure 1: Work the row and keep the needle with the stitches in your right hand. Place the working yarn round your left index finger.

Figure 2: Push the right hand needle under both threads.

Figure 3: Pull the needle up, pick up the bottom thread and pull this behind the top thread – see on photo. You now have a new stitch on your right hand needle.

Figure 4: Pull the stitch through with the right hand needle and tighten slightly with the working yarn and slip the stitch off the left hand needle. (Don’t pull too hard or the stitch will be difficult to work in the next row).

Figure 5: Repeat until you have increased the number of stitches according to the pattern.

This way you can cast on new stitches at the end of a row, only using the working yarn.

See this video for extra help

Comments (4)

Kate Bunning 15.03.2021 - 20:19:

Very useful. Having the description followed by the video makes the procedure very clear, thank you.

Viviana 18.03.2019 - 15:19:

Grazie, spiegazione perfetta, sono riuscita a farlo al primo tentativo!

Barbara Rose 13.12.2017 - 11:24:

When knitting from a chart, when they show the mark to increase, what colour do I use, the one shown in the next square. I find this confusing as sometimes the colour does not work out right, please advise, kind regards Barbara

DROPS Design 14.12.2017 - 13:24:

Dear Mrs Rose, could you please ask your question under the pattern you are working on? It would be easier to answer and give an accurate answer. Thank you.

Andrée Marin 08.06.2016 - 17:04:

Je commence le patron no. U-047-bna et je me demande ce que vous voulez dire par -tourner, serrer le fil et tricoter 16m. au rang suivant Merci de votre attention à m on problème PS- j'utilise souvent vos patrons Andrée

DROPS Design 08.06.2016 - 19:06:

Bonjour Mme Marin, pouvez-vous préciser le numéro de modèle que vous réalisez, je n'ai pas trouvé de modèle correspondant à ce numéro - toutefois, d'après vos indications, on tricote ici des rangs raccourcis (cette >a href="https://www.garnstudio.com/lang/fr/video.php?id=66">vidéo devrait alors pouvoir vous aider). Bon tricot!

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