I am a brand new knitter, started in Oct and just completed my first project - a baby hat for my new nephew. I am now starting baby booties for a pregnant friend and have hit a snafu. The booties are done in seed stitch which I have mastered. My problem is doing increases. I have tried a # of different increase techniqes and they either leave a small hole which looks terrible or the increase creates two purl stitches next to one another or two knit stitches next to one another which then ruins the knit,purl, knit, purl aspect of the seed stitch and makes it look funny. any suggestions? I appreciate any and all responses and thank you in advance!