Bias And Chevron Knitting

Use increases and decreases to shape within the fabric of your knitting to create bias and chevron effects. If you increase and decrease one stitch at opposite ends on alternate rows so that the stitch count remains constant, the knitted fabric will slant while the direction of the stitches remains vertical. Decreases at the beginning and increases at the end of a row lilt the fabric to the left, increases at the beginning and decreases at the end tilt the fabric to the right. Although often...

Balanced double decrease

Knitting Increases For Ribs

Working a decrease that takes one stitch from each side and leaves the center stitch on top has lots of potential for shaping and for working beautiful stitch patterns. l Insert the right needle into the second and first stitches as if to knit two together, and slip these stitches onto the right needle. l Insert the right needle into the second and first stitches as if to knit two together, and slip these stitches onto the right needle. 2 Knit the next stitch, then lift the two slipped stitches...