How to increase in knitting

There are two ways to increase in knitting, ‘make one’ and ‘yarn over’

How to ‘Make one’ in knitting

how to increase in knitting

Knit to where the increase is to be made. Insert the tip of the LH needle under the running thread from back to front.

how to make one in knitting

Knit this loop through the front to twist it.

how to increase knitting

If you are working M1 on a purl row, you purl the loop through the front.

 

How to Yarn Over in knitting

how to yarn over between knit stitches

Between Knit Stitches: Start with yarn at back. Bring yarn forward from back to front between the needles and back over the RH needle.

yarn over between purl stitches

Between purl sts: With the yarn at the front of the work, take it from front to back over the top of the RH needle, continue round, under RH needle, and hold to front ready to purl next st.

yarn over knit to purl stitch

Between a knit and a purl st: Start with yarn at back. Bring yarn forward between the needles, take from front to back over the top of the RH needle, round RH needle and hold to front to purl next st.

yarn over between purl and knit stitch

Between a purl and a knit st: Start with yarn at back. Take yarn back over top of RH needle and then bring it between the two needles so that the yarn is not at the back of the work. Knit next st.

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