View Full Version : can I use a different kind of increase?
06-05-2008, 08:52 PM
for this pattern http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTunbiased.html
Can I use a different kind of increase other than knitting into the front and back of the stitch? I knit pretty tight and this makes it much worse. I usually do the one where you just wrap it around your thumb and add it to the needle. Will this be ok?
06-05-2008, 10:26 PM
yes, it will work
but be aware it will make a subtle difference in the overall look of the finished object.
generally speaking you can sub--but sometimes subs can change the over all look (obviously a YO that replaces a K front and back will make a big change!)
but that make 1 (an EZ make one --EZ= Elizabeth Zimmerman, a well known knitting guru) will make a very small difference..
Its my favorite increase, too!
06-05-2008, 10:52 PM
You can use which ever inc you're comfortable with, though a YO will create a hole, but you could knit it through the back loop on the next row.
06-06-2008, 12:21 AM
The backwards loop increase that you indicated you like is not a YO and will work fine in your situation. I guess you can change to most any increase you like but Suzeeq and Troy are pointing out that if you chose a YO increase it would make a hole, but that is not what you were purposing.
06-06-2008, 11:11 AM
Thank you everyone! I was so excited when I found this pattern because I've always wanted a bag like this and they are so expensive! I can't bring myself to actually buy one of these purses. lol But I saw that increase and I just can't make it work well. You are all great! Thanks so much!
06-06-2008, 11:14 AM
Another quick question about this pattern. Does anyone know what kind of weight the yarn they use in the pattern is? I have no clue where to find that yarn but I don't know what to subsitute with!
06-06-2008, 11:18 AM
Looking at the gauge on the pattern, you could use a worsted.
06-06-2008, 11:24 AM
Thanks so much! You are so fast. lol