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Old 06-28-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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Can't figure out this increase
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Has anyone done this increase?


Dbl-inc (double increase): Knit into loop below next st, knit into back of next st, knit into loop below next st again.

I keep getting a big leftover loop after finishing the stitch. It looks like I finish the stitch by pulling the yarn thru the stitch below the second time. But then the original loop is left kind of hanging. Is this normal?

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Old 06-28-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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Sounds like you're doing it correctly. Tug downwards a little to pull the extra loop from the original "next stitch" down and you'll get rid of the loop. I just tried it and it seems to work. What are you making with this increase?
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:54 AM   #3
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Thanks - I will give that a try.

I am making a heart shaped pillow:

http://www.caron.com/projects/ss/ss_i_love_u_heart.html
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:06 AM   #4
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Hmmm - I tried pulling but there does not seem to be a way to tighten the loop. It's a very neat loop and it is on the back so I guess it does not matter. I can see other increases that would work better and wonder if I can just use one of those.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:15 AM   #5
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Oh sure, another double increase should work. This one gives you an eyelet which is nice, though. There should be nothing preventing the stitch in the current row from snugging up with the stitch from the row below but if it's not then another increase may work better. Try them out on a swatch and see which one you think looks best.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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Will do, thanks! I must be doing something wrong but will keep trying to master! In the meantime have experimented with other dbl inc.

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Old 06-29-2013, 04:55 PM   #7
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I figured it out finally. Tho the instructions don't say it, I knit the two stitches as described and slipped them off the needle. Then I did the last stitch as described. I had been trying to knit that last stitch with the first two still on the needle. Anyway, I am getting that nice little eyelet so I think I am doing something right!
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If that works giving you the double increase, that sounds good. Love to see the finishe pillow. It's a great project.
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