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Old 09-25-2005, 11:06 PM   #1
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Basic question: when to increase/decrease?
I'm a beginning knitter and am working on learning increase/decrease techniques. This is a very basic question - when do you add or remove stich? At the beginning, end, or middle of a row (when it's not circular)?

I assumed that it would be at the end or beginning of the row so you don't get a funny stitch in the middle, but I watched the video on this site and the instructor added a stitch in the middle of the row.

Many thanks for your advice! :D
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Old 09-25-2005, 11:15 PM   #2
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It totally depends on the pattern. When you're shaping for armholes, for example, you'd decrease at each end. Some patterns call for decreasing evenly across the row. Sometimes the decrease is supposed to show as a decorative thing.

When you're increasing for sleeves, you increase at each end, but when you are going from ribbing to the main part of the sleeves, you increase evenly across the row.

Then there's lace--a conglomerate of different kinds of increases and corresponding decreases.

So my advice would be to learn them and put them wherever the pattern tells you to.
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I see! Many thanks for the advice!
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