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lifted increases

How To Knit Lifted Increases

Lifted increases are one of my favorites -- they stack on top of each other well, they have both left- and right-leaning versions, the purl version isn't any harder than the knit version, and they look really tidy.

Right Lifted Increase (RLI) 

 
Step 1: Use your right needle to pull the knit stitch one row below the first stitch on your left needle. Step 2: Place the stitch on the left needle, taking care to ensure it doesn't slip over the stitch next to it.
 

Step 3: Knit the stitch and slip it off the needle,
taking care not to slip off the stitch that was originally on the needle

Left Lifted Increase (LLI) 

 
Step 1: Unlike the RLI, this increase is worked two stitches below. Step 2: Insert your right needle from back to front underneath the second stitch below.
 
Step 3: Place this stitch on the left needle. Step 4: Knit it through the front loop (insert needle from right to left).

Right Lifted Increase, Purl (RLIP) 

 
Step 1: Use your right needle to pull the purl stitch one row below the first stitch on your left needle. Step 2: Place the stitch on the left needle, taking care to ensure the left loop is in the back.
 

Step 3: Purl the stitch and slip it off the needle,
taking care not to slip off the stitch that was originally on the needle

Left Lifted Increase, Purl (LLIP) 

 
Step 1: Unlike the RLIP, this increase is worked two stitches below. Step 2: Insert your left needle from bottom to top into the stitch.

 
Step 3: Purl the stitch.

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