Re: [nordicknitters] Re: Question on making increases "in pattern" on sleeves
- Hi Katie,
just make one with the backward loop method in the color you need for
You can also knit one into the loop below the next st / previous st
(depending on how the increase should lean) with the color stated.
Marianne in Finland
> Would you happen to know if there is a section in one of your books
> that provides instruction in how to make an increase "in pattern" ?
> I am working on a cardigan from the book Poetry in Stitches (Pg. 156
> in case anyone has the book) and the instructions are asking me to
> increase two stitches every fourth row "in pattern". The color
> only provides the pattern repeat, but it does not provide a specific
> chart for the sleeves with increase stitches fanning out on both
> as the sleeve widens up to the top.
> I was paying so much attention to construction technique with
> knitting in the round, two color knitting etc. that this just flew
> under my radar screen and I didn't realize it was something I would
> need to know for this pattern until I got to the sleeves!
> I've looked at some other patterns from Dale and Garn Studio that
> patterns running up a good portion of the sleeve and they all see to
> have very similiar directions...increasing 2 stitches every fourth
> round, working the increase sts into pattern. No corresponding
> for sleeves showing increase stitches in pattern however.
> The main guidance provided is to center the pattern by aligning the
> center of the chart with the center stitch in the sleeve. I
> that part.
> When I get to the repeat row, do I just continue in pattern for two
> extra stitches, and follow that up for the next 3 rows, then
> in pattern for those 2 plus 2, and continue in pattern for the
> additional four stitches for the next three rows and so on?
> Any help would be much appreciated.
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For charts where it isn't immediately obvious how to keep the
increases (or v-neckline decreases) or other shaping in pattern, I
take the chart to the copy store (or make a digital photo of it and
print it at home) and make a working copy or two. Then with a marker
in a different color draw in the increase or decrease lines. I've
drawn more than one shaping line on a copy in different colors-- for
simultaneous neckline and armhole shaping for instance or for
multiple times through a repeat up a sleeve (don't forget to make a
rough key for yourself if you're likely to forget what color means
This generally is easier to use than keeping little notes on what row
is next and what stitch number in the repeat to start on.
Have fun with your sweater,
- Thanks Marianne, I really appreciate your help. I knew how to make
an increase, but just wasn't sure how to do it "in pattern" since
the directions do not come with a charted design showing which
colors to use in the increases. But I think I found a few tricks
that might work that I'll post here in case it might be helpful to
anyone else trying to learn this:
Here is a link to a tutorial at Knitting Help:
http://www.knitting help.com/ knitting/ forum/viewtopic. php?
In case the link is broken, here is the text:
When you are at the beginning of the round, work the increase in the
color that comes before the first one that is on your needles. At
the end of the round, work the increase in whatever color would come
next in the pattern.
So it would go something like this:
(Increase stitches are in parenthesis)
(4) (3) (2) (1) 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 (10) (9) (8) (7)
Here is a link to another tutorial on the web that I found which
explains how to keep track of which stitches come next in pattern
for the increase stitches using a magnetic strip, placed
horizontally for the rows, and another one placed vertically, to
keep track of where you are at in the chart expanding outwards as
http://wendyknits. net/archives/ 000159.html
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Marianne Kuokkanen
> Hi Katie,
> just make one with the backward loop method in the color you need
> the pattern.st
> You can also knit one into the loop below the next st / previous
> (depending on how the increase should lean) with the color stated.
> Marianne in Finland