July 19, 2019
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So you've swatched, chosen a needle size, and a size to make - time to cast on!
Since the first row worked is a purl row on the wrong side (WS), I cast on using the long-tail method. This method produces the equivalent of a backwards loop cast on and a knitted row, so it’s very stable and easy to work into on the first row.
Purl the first row, placing markers. You're now ready to work the first RS row.
The very first increase row is a little bit tricky, so let’s take a look at it together.
Knit the first stitch. You will be working the increase stitch to the left of this knitted stitch - this is a Left Lifted Increase (LLI).
Using your fingers, open the stitch column slightly to identify the row below the one on your needle.
Insert the left needle tip into the purl bump below and behind the stitch just worked, and lift this strand onto the left needle.
The leading edge of the increase should be on the right.
Knit into this stitch normally.
Increase complete. There are 2 stitches before the first marker.
Next we’re going to work an increase into the right side of the next stitch, before working the stitch itself - this is a Right Lifted Increase (RLI).
I’ve taken off the stitch marker just so it’s easier to see. Insert the right needle tip into the right half of the stitch directly below the left needle.
Open this stitch slightly and place this loop onto the left needle.
Knit into this stitch and replace the stitch marker if you've removed it. There should now be 3 stitches before your first marker.
At the end of the first row, you'll need to work a left increase followed by a right increase before the last stitch. I've removed the marker so it's easier to see.
Insert the left needle tip down into the second purl bump behind the right needle and lift it onto the left needle. Knit this stitch.
The last RRI of the row looks a little odd, but it'll work! Insert the right needle tip into the right side of the stitch below the last stitch.
Place this loop on the left needle.
Knit into this loop.
Knit the last stitch. There are 3 stitches after the last marker.
On the wrong side, purl to the marker. The first increase is worked before the first marker.
The increase will be worked into the purl bump directly below the left needle.
You can purl directly into the loop if you wish, or lift it onto the left needle with the leading edge on the right.
Purl into this loop and replace the marker if you've removed it.
Work to the next marker and slip it. The increase will be worked into the second purl bump down from the right needle.
Insert the left needle tip into the purl bump from below and lift it onto the needle.
Purl into this loop.
Complete left lifted increase on the purl side.
If video suits you better, Ysolda has recorded a video illustrating these increases. You may well find watching the video and then looking at the still photos works best for you.
lifted increases from Ysolda Teague on Vimeo.
Next time - dividing the sleeves.
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