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Old 07-20-2007, 12:16 AM   #5
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So I emailed the desiner and she emailed me back! HEre's what she said:

Hi Lori,

1. Knit into the back of the stitch in the row below the first stitch on the left-hand needle (inserting needle point from the top down into the purled head of the stitch) --- You have just created one stitch.
2. Then knit into the front of the first stitch on the left-hand needle. This is just a normal k1 stitch you would do on the next stitch on the left needle. --- You have just created one stitch.
So... you should have created a total of 2 stitches after completing both steps #1 and #2 above.
You can see how this in done in the "krl" (knit right loop) video on Knitting Help, which is here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/increase.php ... it is the 2nd method shown in the video.

However there are many ways to skin a cat. Here are some alternatives... :-)

OPTION 1: (k1, k1-b) into the next stitch.
1. You k1 into the next stitch, DO NOT slip the stitch off the left-hand needle...
2. Then you k1-b (knit one through the back loop) into that same stitch, then slip the stitch off the left-hand needle.
This is exactly like the Knitting Help video for "kfb", which you will find here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...s/increase.php

OPTION 2: (k1-b, k1) into the next stitch.
1. You do a k1-b (knit one through the back loop) on the next stitch, DO NOT slip the stitch off the left-hand needle yet...
2. Now do a k1 into that same stitch, then slip the stitch off the left-hand needle
Option 2 is similar to the Knitting Help video for "kfb", except you are knitting the back loop first, and then the front loop. http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...s/increase.php

OPTION 3: (k1, p1) into the next stitch.
1. You k1 into the next stitch, DO NOT slip the stitch off the left-hand needle...
2. Then you p1 into that same stitch. Now you can slip the stitch off the left-hand needle.
Option 3 is the Moss Increase. You can find the video for it on Knitting Help here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/increase.php

OPTION 4: K1 into the row below, then knit the stitch on the needle.
1. You k1 into the stitch in the row below the first stitch on the left-hand needle.
2. Then you k1 into the first stitch on the left-hand needle.
You can see how this is done in the "krl" (knit right loop) video on Knitting Help, which is found here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/increase.php; it's the 1st method shown in the video.

Hope this helps...
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