Friday, 2 May 2014

Lifted Increases

For me, lifted increases are the most invisible increase method. These kind of increases also have both right-slanting and left-slanting versions on the knit side and the purl side. The special way of doing an lifted increase is making an increase through a stitch in the previous row, rather than a stitch in the currant row. Let me show you how I do the lifted increases today.


Right-slanting and Left-slanting Lifted Increase on the knit side



a.) Right-slanting Lifted Increase on the knit side (RLI-K)


1. The forth stitch is the stitch where I wish to make an increase (RLI-K). So, I knit the first three stitches as usual to the right needle before reaching the forth stitch.

2. & 3. Now, start to make an increase stitch at the desired stitch (the forth stitch) by using the right needle and lift the stitch one row below the stitch on the left needle and place it back onto the left needle without twisting it.

4. There is now a new stitch on the left needle.



5.  Insert the right needle into the new stitch through the front loop from front to back.

6. Knit it as usual and slip it off the left needle.

7. Now, there are four stitches on the right needle. Then knit the next stitch.

8.  An right-slanting lifted increase stitch is completed. From the photo, you can see there are five stitches on the right needle. Obviously, one stitch is increased at the forth stitch.





b.) Left-slanting Lifted Increase on the knit side (LLI-K)


1. The forth stitch from the end is the stitch where I wish to make an  increase (LLI-K).

2. Knit the desired stitch (the forth stitch), then slip it off the left needle. Now, the desired stitch is on the right needle.

3. Insert your left needle tip into the stitch two rows below the stitch you have just knitted on the right needle. 

4. Now, there is a new stitch on the left needle.



5. Insert the right needle into the new stitch through the back loop from front to back.




  
 6. Knit it as usual and slip it off the left needle.





 7. An left-slanting lifted increase stitch on the knit side is completed.






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Right-slanting and Left-slanting Lifted Increase on the purl side



a.) Right-slanting Lifted Increase on the purl side (RLI-P)


1.  The forth stitch is the stitch where I wish to make an increase (RLI-P) . So, I purl the first  three stitches as usual to the right needle before reaching the forth stitch.

2. & 3.  Now, start to make an increase stitch at the desired stitch (the forth stitch) by using the right needle and lift the purl bump one row below the stitch on the left needle and place it back on to the left needle without twisting it.

4. There is now a new stitch on the left needle.



5. Insert the right needle into the new stitch through the back loop from back to front.

6. Purl it as usual and slip it off the left needle.

7. Now, there are four stitches on your right needle. Then purl the next stitch.

8. An right-slanting lifted increase stitch is completed. From the photo you can see there are five stitches on the right needle. Obviously, one stitch is increased at the forth stitch.





 b.) Left-slanting Lifted Increase on the purl side (LLI-P)


1. The forth stitch from the end is the stitch where I wish to make an  increase (LLI-P).

2. Knit the desired purl stitch, then slip it off the left needle. Now, the desired stitch (the forth stitch) is on the right needle.

3. Insert your left needle tip into the purl bump two rows below the stitch you just purled on the right needle.

4. Now, you have a new stitch on your left needle.

  

5. Insert your right needle into the new stitch through the front loop from back to front.





6. Purl it as usual and slip it off the left needle.





7. An left-slanting lifted increase stitch on the purl side is completed.








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