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Old 11-11-2006, 02:00 PM   #1
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Increasing question
In Amy's videos on this website, she writes that all increases are for the RS.

In Stitch 'n Bitch, the author writes that increases can also be done on the WS, but doesn't go into further detail. Hmm.

The pattern I'm working on asks for increases on the WS. Is there a particular increase I should use or should I purl twice into one stitch? And if so, should I purl into the back first, and then the front (as in the opposite of a knit stitch increase)?

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Old 11-11-2006, 02:16 PM   #2
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If I'm not mistaken, the intro to the videos indicates that the demonstrated increases are all done on the right side but doesn't say you can't increase on the back side. You can, and you can decrease too.

Which increase you choose to use is up to you, depending on the effect you want. The videos go into some very useful detail on the advantages and disadvantages of each increase and decrease shown. A good reference book will have even more.
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Old 11-11-2006, 05:22 PM   #3
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I just looked it up in a book of mine and it says for a bar increase on the purl side, p through front and back. So you were pretty close with your guess -- it's actually the same as kfb, except using purl instead of knit.
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