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Ch. 13 Increasing

How to Increase – YO – Yarnover

Cast on 4 stitches using your new long-tail cast on, then knit one row.

Then, follow along with me to learn how to increase.

If you didn’t work along with me in the Learn-to-Knit course, I’ll just remind you that the fabric we are creating by knitting every row of this project is called garter stitch – its properties are that it is reversible (it has horizontal rows of bumps on both sides) and it lays nice and flat.

Dishcloth – First Increase Rows

Let’s work a few more rows and take a look at the dishcloth.

Moving on- we’re going to keep on repeating the increase row until we’ve got 44 stitches on the needle (time to practice your counting by fives.) Remember, yarnovers count as stitches too.

See how the dishcloth is starting to widen, nicely and evenly? That’s because we’re adding one stitch on every single row. We’re increasing!

Did you also notice how the yarnovers make decorative holes along the side of the dishcloth? It looks nice in this project, but people mostly don’t want sweaters and socks full of holes, which is why other types of more “invisible-looking” increases exist.

You’ll learn more about them in the next courses in this library.

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