# It has come to my attention

Good evening:

I am working on a row that says:
“K2, inc IN next st, k0, inc IN next st, k2 ou will now have 8 stitches
on the needle.”

In reviewing the videos for the different types of “increases”, I find that they do not work IN the next stitch, but rather add on in between. Is there a technique for working IN the stitch? Otherwise I do not end up with 8, I end up with 10 sts on the needle.

Just sign me,
Too hot–TOO tired!
Thank you

woops, forgot to say I am working in a basic garter stitch pattern

to increase “in” a stitch you could do two things…

1. knit into the front and back of the next stitch or 2. pick up the stitch from the row below and knit into the back of it (to make sure there isn’t a hole)and then knit the next stitch. Either way you will have an increase without picking up the bar inbetween.

Kfb (knit in the front and back of a stitch) is the increase i most commonly use and the increase which first comes to mind when you say increasing IN a stitch since the increase come from within the normal knitting of the stitch.

Sometimes, increasing IN the stitch (making 1 in the front and then again in the back of the stitch) can be a very tight place to work. In which case, I’m the heretic who would say, the hell with it, and just increase inbetween stitches, pulling up from the bar below (it’s also the increase which I think looks the nicest and is almost invisible. Yes, it won’t look exactly like the pattern-designer intended, but for me, it would be close enough. So in other words, I would–
K2-increase 1 from the bar below-K1-increase 1 from the bar below-K3

So in other words, I would–K2- increase 1 from the bar below-K1-increase 1 from the bar below-K3

Then that would throw off the stitch count. Because kfb uses a stitch for an increase, and the others don’t, you’d have to shift the M1 inc over a stitch. So it would go -
k3, m1, k1, m1, k2

And if the sts are too tight to do a kfb, maybe you’re knitting too tight. There should be enough give in a st to easily do a kfb or k2tog or whatever.

Throw off the stitch count? I still come up with 8 stitches.

I think what Suzeeq was saying was not the number of stitches, but where the increase are at…

Yes, that’s what I meant, the difference between doing the inc as a M1 instead of kfb as you wrote it, throws the inc off 1 st. It may not seem like it matters on this row, but after a few inc rows it can make the shaping the wrong shape.