Without shaping, all knitting would be just rectangles. There are countless shaping options and techniques that you can use. To make your knitting wider, you need to increase, or add, a stitch or stitches. To make your knitting narrower, you need to decrease, or subtract, a stitch or stitches. This chapter contains a wealth of useful shaping methods.

Bar Increase 100

Yarn-Over 101

Yarn-Over in Stitch Patterns 102

Make 1 104

Lifted Increases 106

Multiple Increases 108

Knit or Purl 2 Together 110

Knit or Purl 2 Together Through

Back of Loop 111

Slip, Slip, Knit 112

Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass Slipped Stitch Over 113

Double Decreases 114

Decrease by Binding Off Stitches 118

Increase and Decrease Multiple Stitches Across a Row 119

Shape with Short-Rowing 120

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