Sometimes you need more stitches, learn how to increase the number of stitches in this step by step video.

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Sometimes, you need to increase the number of stitches on your needles – this makes the knitted piece wider. This is useful when you want to give your knitted piece a specific shape – like a sleeve. In this video we will show you how to increase a stitch in your knitting by making a new stitch.

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Step By Step


Find the horizontal bar between the stitch just knitted and the stitch about to be knit.


Insert the right needle under this strand from the front to the back.


Insert the right needle into the back of this strand from right to left.


Wrap the yarn and pull it through as for a regular stitch. You've just increased by one stitch.

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