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Old 10-27-2006, 11:34 AM   #1
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Hello,

I'm very new to this, I haven't knitted anything in 18 years and then it was just a scarf for barbie!

I've got the hang of casting on, knitting and purling, and from the video I think that increasing shouldn't be too much of a challenge.

My question is, where do I put the increase stitch in the row? Is this dependant on the pattern or does it need to go in the middle/end?

Also, in the vid, its just twisting a new loop onto the needle, is that it? on the next row do I just knit/purl into that as a stitch?

Please Help!
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:59 AM   #2
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First off, welcome back to knitting ~ also, there's nothing to be about! We all had these kinds of questions at one time or another.

Most times, a pattern will specify where the increases are to happen. It will say "increase at beginning and end of row" (or just one or the other) or it will say "increase ___ # of stitches evenly over next row", etc. If you are to increase at the beginning/end of a row, I always place the increases one stitch in from the very edge. If it is to be seamed, having the increases not right at the edge helps with having a nice edge to seam....if it is not something that is going to be seamed, having the increases away from the very edge makes a nicer looking edge.

Personally, I wouldn't use the increase that just puts a loop of yarn onto the right needle. I'd use the increase called 'bar increase' (which is knitting into the front and back of the same stitch....a.k.a. 'kfb') OR a M1L (slants to the left) or M1R (slants to the right). At any rate, the increase stitch gets knitted/purled just as any other stitch on the following row, whatever your pattern dictates.
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Thats brilliant

Thanks Knitqueen, and thanks for the fast response!!!
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