Short and Sweet July 18, 2013 – Posted in: How to, Thursday This and That

It is hot. I mean, it is REALLY hot. And I do not feel like knitting at all. However, I do have a morsel of hopefully interesting information.

This week a customer stumbled across an instruction that is “k1, yo, k1 into the same stitch”. This is also called a double increase. It is useful when you need to increase more than one stitch at some point in your knitting or it is used in some lacy patterns, and I am going to show you how it works.
As ever so often, you do exactly as the instruction says even if it seems weird or strange:
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You knit the stitch, but leave it on the left hand needle.

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Next you make a yarn over.

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Then you knit the same stitch a second time. Now you can drop it off the left hand needle.

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And there you have it.

As announced, short and sweet. Now go and dip in the pool or have a drink in a place with A/C, sit in front of a fan…whatever it needs to endure this heat!

Happy knitting, as ever!

– Mona