FAQ: How To Increase A Stitch While Knitting?

How do you increase a stitch in the middle of a row in knitting?

Increasing to the right on a knit row. At position of increase,insert right-hand needle into top loop of stitch on row below next stitch on left hand needles. Knit an extra stitch through this stitch then knit the next stitch on the left-hand needle.

How do you increase a stitch at the beginning and end of a row?

One of the easiest ways to increase is at the beginning of a row. Insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch as if you were going to knit it, but before dropping the stitch off the left-hand needle use the tip of the right-hand needle to place the new stitch onto the left-hand needle.

Why am I adding stitches to my knitting?

Oftentimes, extra stitches become embedded in your knitting because the working yarn accidentally makes its way to the front of the needle. Once it’s in the front and you knit into the next stitch, a “yarn over” is created. This is basically an extra stitch. A yarn over also creates a big knitting hole.

How do you add a dropped stitch in knitting?

With the safety needle, go underneath the strand of yarn above the dropped stitch. Then, pull the dropped stitch over the strand of yarn and off the needle. The dropped stitch has climbed up by one row. We’ll continue to move it up, row by row, until it reaches the main needle.

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