Knitting Tutorials, Techniques and Tricks by La Maison Rililie
Increasing while working stitch patterns: How to incorporate new stitches in a charted motif
This little idea might be helpful if you need to add increases to the sides of an existing textured piece, a patterned shawl, armhole increases for a textured garment or any other project where you need to work side increases at the same time with your charted pattern motif in flat knitting.
So if you don’t know how to continue working your stitch pattern/chart while adding new stitches to it, you can follow this easy method that doesn't require you to "read your knitting".
i-cord Grafting: How to invisibly connect the ends of an i-cord together
The Spaced Out Applied I-Cord (A STRETCHY I-CORD EDGE)
German Short-Rows (Easy and Beautiful)
The Increase Bind-Off (Stretchy and Simple)
Picking Up & Knitting Stitches
The purled cast-on (with a twist)
A simple method to cast on new stitches in the middle of the work.
I especially use this technique for the underarms, when separating the sleeves from the body at the end of the yoke in top down and seamless constructions.
This CO gives nice and sturdy stitches for the underarm area and is extremely easy and quick to make.
This technique also exist as a photo-tutorial, you can download the PDF file by clicking the blue button.
The LK2tog - A Good Looking Left-Leaning Decrease
Special KFB Increase (kfb without purl bumps)
A tutorial about a different way to make the kfb increase.
It’s a nice increase the kfb (knit through front and back loop): quick and easy to do, but usually it leaves it’s mark on the knitting: there is always a little purl bump visible at the increase point and sometimes we just don’t want bumps showing (even tiny ones)!
Now there is a method to do the same increase without having some unsightly purl bumps spread around our project....
...This method is not something I came up with myself: I read about it somewhere and when I wrote my pattern for the Green Memories Set I needed a visual to illustrate it - but I just could not find anything usable on the internet:
So here you have my version!