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Increase Decrease

Instructor: Judith Durant       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Advanced Beginner      

Description ~ Increase Decrease

As a beginning knitter, when Judith was confronted with an instruction to increase, she knit into the front and back of the same stitch. If she needed to decrease, she knit two stitches together. Always. Once she started living in the Knitting Universe, she discovered how wrong that was! In this class you’ll learn increases and decreases that mirror each other so you can use one at the beginning and the other at the end of rows. You can choose increases that have a knit and a purl version so you can increase on both right- and wrong-side rows with no noticeable difference. Shaping stitches can be decorative, they can involve multiple stitches, they can pair with others, they can stand alone. You just need to choose.


Materials Needed ~ Increase Decrease

DK or worsted weight wool with appropriate needles. Other usual supplies: pencil, scissors, etc.


Homework ~ Increase Decrease

None but please have your yarn wound and ready to knit with.