Learn a variety of knit increase (inc) methods with photo tutorial lessons and practice block patterns.
Individual blocks can be used as swatches to study and compare the appearance of different increases. For a more challenging project, blocks can be joined to create a larger piece such as a scarf, blanket, bag, poncho… The combinations and possibilities are limitless.
Sampler blocks are knit in the round, from the center out. The block patterns are written in needle neutral terms and can be worked using your favorite small circumference knitting method. However, using DPNs makes it easier to identify each side of the square.
Yarn Weight: 4 - Medium
Recommended Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted
Recommended Needle Size: US size 8 (5 mm) DPNs
Finished Measurements: Each block is 5 1/2 inches square
Pattern Length: 24 pages
- Lesson 1: Make 1 Left (M1L) and Make 1 Right (M1R)
- Block 1: Make 1 increases slant away from the diagonals of the square
- Block 2: Make 1 increases slant toward the diagonals of the square
- Lesson 2: Lifted Increase Left (LIL) Lifted Increase Right (LIR)
- Block 3: Lifted increases slant away from the diagonals of the square
- Block 4: Lifted increases slant toward the diagonals of the square
- Lesson 3: Median Increase Left (MIL) and Median Increase Right (MIR)
- Block 5: Median increases slant away from the diagonals of the square
- Block 6: Median increases slant toward the diagonals of the square
- Lesson 4: Yarn Over (YO) and Open Make 1 (OM1)
- Block 7: Yarn over increases
- Block 8: Open make 1 increases
- Lesson 5: Closed Yarn Overs 4 Ways
- Block 9: Closed yarn over with dominant left leg
- Block 10: Closed yarn over with dominant right leg
- Lesson 6: Knit Front and Back (kfb) and Knit and Purl (kp)
- Block 11: Knit Front and Back
- Block 12: Knit and Purl
- Lesson 7: Double Increases
- Block 13: Knit Below, Back, Below (k1b, kb1, k1b)
- Block 14: Knit, Yarn Over, Knit (k1, yo, k1)
- Block 15: Knit Front, Back, Front (kfbf)
- Block 16: Knit, Purl, Knit (k1, p1, k1)
What to Expect
- basic knit and purl stitches
- small circumference knitting in the round
Construction and Shaping
- joining (seams)
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My patterns are designed, not just written down, because I want your project to be a success!
Before knitting begins, I sketch ideas, test yarns, stitch swatches, create charts, do math and consider a variety of skills and construction methods. Each pattern uses standard knitting terminology and notations, is edited for technical accuracy and has a logical, easy-to-read format.
I do the work so you can relax and enjoy the knitting.