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Old 08-26-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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Increase? Using the bar in between stitch..
I'm wondering about this increase...

ok, row 15 (Buttonhole row-Girl): K9, YO, K1, YO, (K11, YO,K1 YO ) across to last 9 sts, K6, YO(buttonhole), K2 tog, K1: 147 sts.

Row 16 says: K3, increase, (P13, increase) across to last 3 sts, K3: 158 sts.

When the first increase is stated, this is made by using the bar in between the stitches for the increase, correct? Same as in the ()?

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Old 08-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #2
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It sounds as though your directions said to use a m1 increase (lift bar between stitches). Unless they tell you otherwise, I would use that increase for the remaining increases as well.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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Hi Roch....,
OH great! Even though it isn't stated, I figured it has to be M1A.. : )
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:31 PM   #4
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When it's not stated (and even if it is) you can use whichever increase you want. It's best to be consistent throughout your project.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:14 PM   #5
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I don't think a lifted bar increase works in this case. There are several different increases. Some do not use up a stitch like the lifted bar which uses the strand between two sts. Other increases occur in a stitch like the kfb or KRL. In your pattern if you use a lifted bar you won't get to 158sts at the end of the row. You need to increase in a stitch not between sts.
Increase in a stitch:
K3, 2sts used, (P13, 2sts used)x10 across to last 3 sts, K3 = 158 sts. This is what you want.
Increase between a stitch:
K3, lifted bar, (P13, lifted bar)x10 across to last 3 sts, K3: 147sts.
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