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How to do Increases? - Portuguese Knitting Technique

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      How to do Increases - Introduction


    • 2.

      How to do Increases - Materials


    • 3.

      How to do Increases - 3 Methods


    • 4.

      How to do Increases - Yarn Over


    • 5.

      How to do Increases - Make One


    • 6.

      How to do Increases - Knit Front and Back


    • 7.

      How to do Increases - Conclusion


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About This Class

Hello dear makers and welcome to a new knitting class!

In this class you will learn how to do increases, and by that I mean, how to increase the number of stitches while you are knitting.

There are different methods for doing that, and I will be showing 3 methods.

This class is aimed for complete beginners.

In the end of this class you will learn :

  • How to do a yarn over (YO)
  • How to do a knit front and back (KFB)
  • How to make one (M1R and M1L)

The class project is to make a small sample, using the 3 different methods of doing increases.

I like to knit samples with different examples of knitting techniques, because that allows me to practice the technique and shows me the results that you end up with. You can build your own portfolio with your samples! It is a good way to practice before you jump to your final project.

This class is useful if you want to knit garments such us cardigans and sweaters with raglan sleeves. You will love to knit a piece using the raglan technique.

Hope that this class is useful for you!

Thank you for your support and for watching my classes!

Please feel free to leave a comment or any question!

Happy Knittings :)

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1. How to do Increases - Introduction: Hello, dear makers, welcome to my new skills shirt class. In this class we will learn three methods off out to do increases while urinating. Using the Portuguese knitting technique, I couldn't resist to put here a photo off Noodle and they'll packing that I met last weekend in Sheep World on She's so cute. She's the kind of stuff packer I've ever met. And Nuttall She told me that she would like to be present in these class. So here is noodle all meters, Understand? Are we love all pockets, right to go off these glasses to teach you about out to do increases. There are different ways to do increases and I will be teaching you about three methods off doing the increases the yarn over the neat front and back and the make one make one right and make one Last project for this class is to make a simple sample with the stream methods so you can see the differences for each method. So you will end up with a small sample where you can see the three different methods these classes aiming for complete beginners. However, I recommend you to check my first class that teaches everything about the poor trees meeting a technique in more detail because here I will be focused on out to do the increases. And I want to be a teaching the details, often doing the needs on the Purl stitch using the Portuguese technique. So please feel free to check the my previous class all about. 2. How to do Increases - Materials: for this class. You will need some leftovers off yard that you have in your stash because we are only going to make a sample that shows how to do the increases. And so you don't need a lot off young. Check the level off your yarn to see the recommended size for the making needles. Also, you can use sick or needles or a straight needles. Maybe for these ample, it's easier to use the straight needles. However, I only have here my sukar needles on These are the ones that I'm going to use. You will also need a tapestry needle just to weave Indians off your sample on a pair of scissors on. Now that we have everything that we need to, we can start learning out to the increases. 3. How to do Increases - 3 Methods: there are more than one way to do an increase Your in this class, I will teach you about three different ways to do. The increase is often you do increases spared in a way that you have as I metrical effect. As you can see in thes example peace. The tree methods that we are going to learn in this class are the yarn over the need front and back. And make one right. Make one left I just to make all of them in one sample so you could see the different effect that each one creates. We are going to start with the yarn over in the bottom that gives these effect here. Then I put a blue trade for to mark the place where I started a different method off increasing. So now here I have to make one make one right, make one left. And here in the top, we have the need front and back. Now I'm going to teach you old admitted steam detail. See you in the next video 4. How to do Increases - Yarn Over: Let's start with the first method didnt yarn over. Usually the yarn over is represented in the pattern by in the letters Y O, it means gone over. It is very easy to do on Lee. Remember that in the end, the yarn over technique Ah, we'll leave you with a small all in your project you can see here. Doing a yarn over is a simple way to increase teaches and make a hole in your needing. It could give a beautiful effect, depending on the pattern, But just make sure that you really want the whole Toby there. If you don't want to hold, don't do increases using the Jarno start by casting on 11 stitches. And so now we are going to meet five. I need five stitches again. If you want more details about the mid stage using the porches technique, please check my first class. I explain in detail everything about that already have needed five stitches. They are in my right on a needle and now to do the yard over the yard needs to go from the back off your right needle to different, and then you need to wrap the young around your right and needle. So no, you can see here that your, er he's dropped around the right needle, right? And now you are ready to do the next stitch. So the next speech ace to meet. So we will do one need stitch, and then we will do in the other side off the nude. Stitch another yarn over young from the back off your needle. Two different wrap around the right and NATO. And now you will meet the other five speeches. What? Training for flight? You can see that we did 12345 stitches. And now here is the yarn over. You can see that the yard he's wrapped around the needle. And then we did one neat and then we need another re are over and then we need to five the's is the right side off your project. Now we are going to work the wrong side unnamed. Wrong side off your piece. You just need to pearl every single stage. We are going to do 13 pearls white 13 because we casted on 11 stitches and we did to yarn over. So we increased just teaching. So 11 plus two makes the 13 stitches and I will meet you in the end of all the books I pulled. All this teaches in the wrong side. We will act these first teaches. Now we'll turn your work. And in the next rule, rule number three, we won't do and meet six stitches. So we'll need one three four like six. Remember, Uh, here is the place where we are going to do one increase and Indian instead. Off having six teaches in right needle. We will have seven so young from back to front wrap around. You're right. And Mingo. Now we have 1234567 stitches on we do one neat. We continue wouldn't meet. And now because we want to do, like a symmetric effect in the other side, um, off these needs stitch. If we have here in the yard over, we will do again. Another yarn over and we will meet six. The rest six teaches one to tree four five on six. We have here the needs teach in the middle, on each side off. The needs teach. We will do an yarn over. We do one increase in each side off the middle off your work piece, remember? Because we are doing the yarn over. We will end up with the small opening space. So we did wrong number three now to do you remember four. It's an even row Even Rose, We will do. Perros teaches all hostages. So in the wrong side off your project you will work all those stitches, bloods, folk, 15 stitches that we have in our needle and I will make you in the beginning. Awful number life Now I'm in the beginning. Off roll number five. We need to need seven yarn over. Need one and starting over again and need 77.2 like six. So no, we reached the central meets teach and we will do that garden over. Yeah, from back to front, around your right. And you know and we do one. Me too. And we will do another yarn over here, over. And now we will need the seven stitches. You can repeat thes all many rules. You would like to just remember that you do the increase in the right side off your project . And while you do the wrong side in the wrong side, you just to pearl stitches. Now I'm just working through a number six and I was just doing the pearl 17 stitches after ending in 17 those, we will turn our sample and it looks beautiful. And you can see that you are increasing one stitch in each side off thes central stage. That's why your sample will start smaller and will increase once teach at a time. So now I'm eating a roll Number is seven. We will start with eight native stages before six. You know that we reached the middle off Our simple we will do a game one. Yeah. Over. Meet again. You are over and beat the last eight stitches. So no, I ended Roll number seven and little turn our peace and level work in the wrong side a row number eight And we need to pearl all the 19 stitches. So no, I need Teoh number eight and we will start meeting throw number nine. So for now already showed how to do the young over. We will be ready to start the next technique that he's make one. Right? Make one left 5. How to do Increases - Make One: Now in the beginning, off roll number and nine, we are going to start doing the increases. But with a different method, we will learn how to do make one mic one write or make one left, as we did before. We have these central needed speech on and we need to make one right to the right off the east, each and Mike one left to the left, off the central knitted stage. In the pattern, you can read em one R for make one right on. And I am one l for make one left sometimes make one is also called lifted or raised in Greece. In my sample, in the second section off my work I did increases using the make one. And as you can see, the disease increases. They don't create the small opening spaces as the PR Nover create. So here is a sweater that I'm meeting on. The sweater is needed a top down and using a Raglan sleeve. So here he's my sleeve. But I'm still needing it. And as you can see here, we have only one scene that connects the shoulder to the harm. So a reckons lead is asleep where there is a diagonal sing the trend across different off the chest and because of its construction, it allows the wider movements. And it's very comfortable also interrupt really well two different body proportions. I love to work a Raglan pattern because it means that I can build my project in a single piece from top to down. No meat for soon's India. Armel, if you take a closer look, we start doing the May corn right here in this side and then to make one left here. And so these is going to increase like that doing make one right and make one left and it looks really neat. The history behind Raglan sleeve is quite interesting. It seems that Lord Raglan, a British army officer was injured on, lost his harm during the Battle of Waterloo. After that, he quite enjoyed using a jacket with a Raglan sleeve. There are speculations that regular in sleeve was designed for a better feet. Bonus are most site now in row number nine, we're going to start with nine meet stages one, we have a nine needed stitches and we reached the middle off our sample and we are ready to start doing the make one in Greece. In this technique, you need to lift a bar between stitches onto the left needle. Here we have the horizontal bar between the two stages. These one here, let's start. We'd make one right? Em one r. So insert the left needle from back two front, back to front. In this trend off here, that is between the two stitches. So now I have here this trend off yard that we just lived. And now we just need to do a need stage. I'm going to insert the right needle under Did news teach that I just lift it to the left needle and I'm inserting the needle the right needle, as if to meet, But sorry. So I'm inserting the right needle as if to meet. And I'm just going to rob the young around the right needle and do a need stage. And so we just did an increase. We have one more speech here. So now we do. One needs teach this intro one. And now we're going to do the make one left m one else. The left middle needs to lift this trend off here. In between your two stitches. But instead of doing from back to front, as we did with the make on right, we need to do it from front to back front two bank and the lifted stage, please, in your left needle. And now you need to do a need stage. But instead off doing it, using the front a group, as we did for the make one, right? We need to do it in the back group. So you need to insert your right needle under the mixed stitch. But using the back group not different group as we did for the make one, right? And then just drop your yard around your right needle and do you teach? And you just did one make one left. And now you just need to need nine more stitches. After meeting roll number nine, we will go for roll number 10. So turn your work row, Tennesee even rule. We just need to Pearl every single stage for 20 one's teaches almost finishing world number 10 on whole 11. So I turned back. You're war. And now in row 11 we will start by meeting 10. 10. You know, again, we are in the middle off our simple And we want to do an increase in the right and in the left off this teach Let's start by doing make one right. A lift with your life. This trend between the two teaches least trend here from back to and now we will do a needs teach using the front loop, not the back through the front look. So we're insert the right needle being a little the next stage using different who do you and needs teach. Now meet one and we are ready to do again the make one left We need to leave thes friend here but this time is no from back to front but from front to back again Your left needle is going to leave these trends from to And now we'll do a needs teach but not using the front group. But using this the back hope Insert your right needle like thes and wrap. You are Carone. You're right, Nina. Then do any stage and we need to make a point. No, continue to meet and to dand off the wall. So now, after you doing oh, off the needed stitches in rule 11 turn your piece and burrow. Oh, your stitches in room 12 Pearl, 20 trees teaches almost ending. So 12. And in the next one, we will just do insane. We will needs until we reach the middle. And then we'll do one. Make one, right and make one left. So neat. 11 teaches. So I already have. Did Elevens teaches. And now I'm going to do make one, right lyft this trend from the bag to first and do and needs to teach using different pools . No, I mean toward and to do Make one left. Insert your needle from and new needs teach using de back Hello. These make one light left and make one right. It can be tricky because stitches to tide would you just requires practice No meat until me and awful Koerting No, in the in the wrong side Off your piece. Row 14. It's just girls. All the 25 stitches to see you. Indian off 25 stitches on and we will be ready to start the next rule in the next video. Learn all about need front and back 6. How to do Increases - Knit Front and Back: way are ready to learn the last part off our sample that is out to doing it front and back . Stitch. This teach is the most basic method off doing an increase and it basically turns one stitch into two, usually any in the patterns. It is represented by K f B. Meet front and back to start the role where we are going to do to need front and bank. I'm doing it with the different color because my scrappy So if you're on the blue, one ended. So I'm adding the red one. But you can do it using all the same color or if you want, you can use a different color for each one off the different methods off. Doing the increase. It's up to you now. We are in row 15 and we will start by needing 11 stitches. So neat. 11 stitches. I already have needed 11 those teachers, and I'm ready to do the first need front and back. So we are doing unusual old speech. But don't do this slight off this. Teach off the left and middle. Just keep it in the left and needle. Those you can see. I have my news teach in the right and needle. And still I have the old stage on the left and leader. And to finish the increase, we need to need into the back off these old stage on the left and me. So insert did right needles in the back, off the left and needles wrapped yarn around your right needle and do the needs teach. And now you are able to pull this teach off the left and needle. We just transformed one single speech into juice teaches. Now meet one and we are ready to do another need. Front and back again. Insert the needle as if to meet. Do the first needs teach. But don't pull this teacher off your lifetime needle insert again. Right And needle in the back off your left And Mido brought the yarn around the right 10 needle and do speech. And now meet Paul. The 11 stitches I already finished The last 11 meets teaches off road 15. Now we will work and even group in the wrong site off your piece. And in row 16 we need to world every single sti church. So, pearl, 27 stitches and I will meet you in the end off growth 16. And now turn your piece and in robes 17. Start by meeting 12 sti cheese. So do well needs cheese. 11. 12. And now let's practice again. You need from concert when you don't has to meet Do I need speech? Don't slide this. Teach off your left and needle and now move. You're right. And needle backwards and insert your right needle in the back. Group off your old stitch. Wrap the yard around right and needle and full. This teach off the left and you go and you will have to meet its teaches Indian. Now meet one hum. Let's do again. One need front and back, sir, you need as if to need to do in its teach Don't pull off the old teach and do a backs teach Then now you can pull this Teach off the left and needle now just needs until the end off Rule 17 Turn your work and we are ready to start room 18. We need to pearl the 29 stitches I will make you in the beginning off Row 19. Let's to rope 19 and start by needing 13 steep cheese thirteen's Teaches. And now let's practice again. The need front and back. So first stage now wondering this seconds. Teach using back. Now meet one. I'm glad to do another need firm today and now meet the 13 stitches until the end off Rule 19. So now turn again your piece and let's do the last row through 20. And it's uneven rule. So you just need to borrow all the 31 stitches and I will meet you in the end. You know that you finished your work on just the cast off. If you have any question regarding the cast off, please check my previews class where I have a section where I teach out to do the gust off . 7. How to do Increases - Conclusion: after casting off, you will end with a simple sample like these. As I said before here, I used another color because I was running out off my blue yarn and I started the third method in red. You can use one color permitted so it will be easier for you to see the different methods off increasing. Or you can mark like I need here with the threat, the beginning often you met it. We started with the yarn over. That creates these effect and you will end up with a hole in your piece. Then we need to make one make one, right, make one left. And in the make one, you can see that we don't have these holes that we have with the yarn over. And in the end, we did didn't eat front and back. So, in my opinion, didn't front and back. This is the basic one, but it doesn't look as neat as the make one. I really like the effect off the increases read to make one right and make one left. And also, if you want your pattern to have these cute little holes, you can do the yarn overs to practice, you can make a smaller sample like we did here. Or if you want to practice more, you can repeat more rose with the yarn over the make want and you need front and back and you will end up with a bigger sample. It's always good to practice the increases before you go for your final Batam on your final garment. Hope that this class was useful on that. You can jump to do more difficult patterns with a lot off increases and decreases and see you in the next class. Thank you for watching.