How do I increase in knitting without leaving a hole in it?

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How do you increase in knitting at the beginning of a row?

One of the easiest ways to increase is at the beginning of a row. Insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch as if you were going to knit it, but before dropping the stitch off the left-hand needle use the tip of the right-hand needle to place the new stitch onto the left-hand needle.

How do you do m1r in knitting?

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What does yo mean when knitting?

One of the easiest and most common ways to create an extra stitch in knitting is with a yarn over. Not only does this technique increase your stitch count by 1, yarn overs also leave you with a neat little eyelet that can be a decorative increase, an element in lacework, or even a buttonhole.

How do you k2tog in knitting?

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What does yo k2tog mean in knitting?

These stitch combinations are commonly found in lace knitting, where the yarnover and the decrease cancel each other out, meaning the overall stitch count is not affected. Yo, k2tog – Creates a right leaning decrease. Yo, ssk – Creates a left leaning decrease.

Is SSK the same as k2tog?

The Knit 2 Together (k2tog) is a right slanting decrease: Knit 2 stitches together as if they were one stitch knitting through both loops. The Slip, Slip, Knit (ssk) is a left slanting decrease: Slip the first stitch as if to knit. Knit both stitches through the back loops together as if they were one stitch.

How do you fasten off knitting?

Bind Off (Knit)

With the left knitting needle, lift the first stitch over the second stitch and off the right knitting needle. Knit the next stitch and repeat. When one stitch remains on the right knitting needle, cut the yarn and draw the tail through the last stitch to fasten off.

How do you finish the last row of knitting?

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Does fasten off mean cast off?

In the US we generally say “bind off” to refer to finishing the edge of a knitting project, while in the UK, they generally say “cast off”. Whichever term your pattern uses, the technique is exactly the same!

How do you end a binding in knitting?

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What is blocking in knitting terms?

Blocking is the process of wetting or steaming your final pieces of knitting to set the finished size and even out the stitches. You could use any flat surface to block your garments (I’m partial to the Knitter’s Block), just be sure that your knitted piece lies flat and fully dries so that its shape sets.

What do you do with the tail when knitting?

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What do you do with loose ends in knitting?

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How do you secure a yarn end in knitting?

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How do you hide the ends of yarn when knitting?

To hide yarn ends neatly and securely, thread the cut end into a tapestry needle and weave through the backs of the stitches, first in one direction, then go back in the opposite direction through other stitches. This will prevent the yarn from working loose when the item is stretched or laundered.

How do you seal knitting?

A cast off (also called a “bind off”) creates an end to your knitting. It’s a safe and neat way to seal off the stitches so that they don’t unravel. To cast off knitting, start on a new row, and knit two stitches loosely. It’s important to keep the stitches loose so your cast off edge will remain stretchy.

How do you finish a finger knitting blanket?

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