I am also making sweater sleeves and have been doing what the video demo lady calls a “bar increase” at the beginning and end of every 6th row (actually, each row after a 6th row). This is the “kfb” increase, where you knit a stitch, leaving it on the left needle, then knit again into the back of the same stitch, before sliding if off the needle. Actually, I think of it as pearling into the back of the stitch, since I enter it from the right of the stitch rather than from the left. Anyway, I do it the same way she shows in her video clip (the one for “English” knitters).
My problem is, this increase looks great when done at the beginning of a row, since it slants to the right, but it looks a bit funny done at the end of a row. It makes the slope of the knitting look jagged. I know it’s not going to show anyway, since the sleeve is going to be sewn together, but I’d really like to know how to do an inverse stitch to the kfb… something that is similar, but slopes to the left instead of to the right.
Does anyone know what I’m talking about, and can you offer some advice? Please?