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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Learn to Knit -- Easy Yarn Over Increase

When learning to knit, besides learning the basics for even stitching which would be how to cast on, how to knit and how to purl, it is also important to learn one or two simple ways to shape your knitted piece. In the video below, you will learn how to do a very simple increase, called a Yarn Over Increase. This increase, besides adding a stitch, will also create a bit of a lace effect on your piece since it leaves a hole in your work. There are other methods of increasing in knitting which I will show you soon, but this is a good one to start out with.

Coming up soon, I will show you the second half of the piece featured in this video while teaching you how to decrease, along with pictures of another project I made using this same method. I'll share with you a few ideas for using this very simple increase/decrease pattern to make quick gifts for the holidays. Stay tuned!

Happy Stitching!

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