Skill Builder: Knitting Increases and Decreases

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You’ve got knitting and purling down, but now you want to do more than create squares/rectangles. Whether shaping a garment or creating a pattern within a fabric, various styles of increases and decreases can be used! In this skill builder, we’ll create a small swatch demonstrating several visible and invisible increases and directional decreases and touch on techniques to increase or decrease more than 1 stitch at a time. 

1 two hour session

Skills Needed:

  • Knitting and purling
  • Ability to read charts is helpful but not strictly required

Skills Learned:

  • Reading charts
  • Yarnovers
  • kfb
  • M1L, M1R
  • LLI, RLI
  • K2tog, ssk
  • Centered double decreases, double yarnovers


  • Yarn, preferably light colored, in a weight you enjoy working with, preferably non-splitty. If in doubt, default to worsted for a good middle-of-the-road weight. 
  • Needles of an appropriate size for your yarn


Cast on 20 stitches and knit at least 4 rows of garter stitch to start the class swatch

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