[color=darkblue][/color] I have had good luck with what is called a bar increase by some books, or "knit into the front and back of the stitch" by other books. Basically, you knit the stitch like normal, but DON'T slip it off the left needle. Instead, insert the right needle into the back of the same stitch, knit, and then slip the stitch off. I am working on a baby blanket with different cabled panels, and you have to increase stitches because the design tends to pull in the fabric too visibly. I used this increase and I can't tell where I have increased upon looking at the finished product! Good luck!