Lifted Increase

Knitting Daily Stitch Guide


Right Slant: Knit into the back of stitch (in the "purl bump" in the row directly below the stitch on the left needle. (Figure 1)

Lifted Increase Right Slant Fig 1

Left Slant: Insert left needle into the back of stitch below stitch just knitted. (Figure 3)

Lifted Increase Left Slant

Knit this stitch. (Figure 4)

Lifted Increase Left Slant


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8 thoughts on “Lifted Increase

  1. Thank you so much for publishing this pattern! I’ve been interested in this bag for quite some time and am thrilled to be able to finally knit it.

  2. Ok, so I’m not the most brilliant circular needle knitter, I started this bag 2 times but I’m confursed about picking up and knitting, Do I use the needle with the 15 stitiches or the other end? i am confused. Help please

  3. My blue sidekick (I used lamb’s pride worsted) is almost dry and completely adorable. I’m thinking of making a beaded and felted bobble for the closure. I’d make one suggestion — do a provisional cast on so that there is no seam on either end of the base. Felting almost erases that difference but not quite.

  4. I’ve made two Squatty Sidekicks, one with Manos and one with Malabrigio. The Malabrigio bag got twisted during felting and is now a wonky bag! argh. I love the pattern, but I’m not sure what I can do to fix this. I’m not sure I would use a thick/thin yarn for this pattern in the future because I think that’s where it all went wrong.

  5. Aimee — what do you mean by thick thin? Also, to anyone, I’ve been wondering how one strand versus two strands makes a difference. Okay, you get more bulk with less knitting, but can you just use one strand and then let it go through a bunch of cycles to really shrink the wool tight? how does one strand differ from 2 in any other ways?

  6. so far I have made 2 1/2 squaty sidekicks in manos – this time I am adding rows between increases and decreases to make the bag a little deeper, but I enjoy making it – I also like the use of I cord in the bag on the handle and especially with the button loop.