Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-14-2006, 02:46 PM   #1
Roberta
Casting On
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Q about increasing.
:XX: I started knitting in October 2005 and I have made few scarves (5 to be exact) and one simple kids hat.

I am knitting my first sweater, i.e. sweater for my 3 yo son. The back and the front are done. I am working on the sleeves now and I have to do my first increase. I know how to do it. I will use the kfb (knit front back) inc. The pattern reads: "inc 1 st each edge of second RS row, then every 4th row 10 more times". My question is, if I should do the inc on the first/last st in the row, or should I do it on the second/second from the end st.

When I was shaping the neck, and I had to dec 1 st at each neck edge, an accomplished knitter told me not to knit the two last sts together, but to k2tog and always have 1 st at each edge just knitted. But I forgot to ask her if the same goes for increasing.

How do you do the increase when it is required to be done on the edge of a garment?
Roberta is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 02-14-2006, 04:27 PM   #2
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,244 Times in 1,838 Posts
It's really not that critical. If you kfb one stitch in, you'll see it. If you kfb on the edge stitch, it will be hidden by the seaming.

You can also do a M1 between the first two and last two stitches. Actually this is the most invisible one and saves the edge for a nice seaming.

Insert the tip of the left needle under the bar between the two stitches from front to back. Then knit into the small loop at the back of the stitch. It's a little awkward, but works very well. Don't knit into the front or you'll get a hole.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2006, 07:20 PM   #3
Roberta
Casting On
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
:XX: Thank you for your advice Ingrid. I decided to do the M1 increase, as you suggested, and it is going pretty good.
__________________
Roberta in Las Vegas
Roberta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Increasing sissyv How-to Questions 5 07-14-2010 03:26 PM
Help with Increasing berenicevlz How-to Questions 2 01-16-2007 03:24 AM
increasing to 3 usamacka How-to Questions 3 10-30-2006 11:45 AM
Increasing in 1x1 Rib mommafoofoo How-to Questions 3 04-28-2006 03:34 PM
Increasing janey How-to Questions 4 02-18-2006 06:45 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:57 PM.