Free Guide to Knitting Increases and Decreases

In this information-packed free eBook, we explore how to increase in knitting and how to decrease, too. There are many types of increases and decreases, and they all look different and serve a slightly different purpose. With this guide you’ll learn which one to use, and be able to follow along step by step to see how to knit each one. Plus, with this guide you won’t have to worry any longer about whether you understand knitting ssk or what a bar increase should like!

Techniques you’ll learn include the simple yarn over increase, invisible increases, plus the widely used slip slip knit and purl 2 together decreases. If you want to do just about any knitted decrease or increase stitch, we’ll show you how. You’ll also get information about when to use certain increases or decreases, and tips for making your shaping more successful. Download your free eBook to get started today.

Learn how to increase and decrease in knitting with this free eBook!
From picking up stitches to knitting ssk decreases, this eBook has you covered.

Learn about knitting increases and decreases with the help of this free technique eBook!

This free eBook is all about the increase and decrease. With knitting increases, you’ll be adding stitches at some point in the pattern to add width to the piece and/or give an angled shape to an edge. But there’s more than one way to increase, and we’ll show you five you can use. The fun continues as we venture into the world of knitting decreases which by subtracting stitches, usually one or two at a time, allows the knitted piece to become narrower. We’ll cover six decrease techniques in the second part of this eBook. Download this free eBook to get started or keep reading to learn more about what’s included.

Learn how to increase in knitting including the knitting yarn over increase.

How To Increase in Knitting: Section #1

In this section we’ve got some of the most utilized increasing techniques for you to explore, with several variations so you can make them all work for you. Download this free eBook to get all of these methods for increasing knitting:

  • Yarn Over Knitting Increase
  • Bar Increase (also known as the make one increase)
  • Raised Increase
  • Right Lifted Increase
  • Left Lifted Increase
Next, learn how to decrease in knitting, including slip slip knit and knit 2 together decreases.

How To Decrease in Knitting: Section #2

With six different decreases explained, you’ll be armed for anything you want to knit. Knit 2 together? Skp knitting? Check and double check! If you’re wondering how to decrease in knitting, we’ve got you covered. Grab your copy of this guide to get them all:

  • Knit Two Together (k2tog)
  • Slip Slip Knit (ssk)
  • Slip Knit Pass (skp)
  • Purl Two Together (p2tog)
  • Slip Slip Purl (ssp)
  • Slip Purl Pass (spp)

What are you waiting for? Download your free knitting increases and decreases eBook today!

In this free guide you’ll start with a look at the yarn over knitting increase, the simplest increase method which is often reserved for openwork patterns. Next, we’ll check out the bar increase, which unlike the knitting yarn over method, does not produce a hole. Move on to the raised increase, also known as make one increase, which creates an invisible increase because it’s worked in to the horizontal strand between stitches. Finally, we’ll check out the lifted increase, which is yet another handy invisible increase technique.

For decreases we begin with the k2tog and ssk knitting decreases which are mirror images of each other (which is why they are commonly used in tandem). P2tog and ssp knitting decreases and essentially the same as the first two, just done the purl side instead of the knit side. Next, see how knitting skp decreases will create a fairly pronounced left-slanting decrease, great for using in lace patterns, before finishing it all up with the spp decrease (slip purl pass). With so many options to choose from, you are sure to find the right increase or decrease to fit your needs. Get them all today with this free eBook download.

Find all each of these knitting decreases and increases in this free eBook.