Knitting Tutorial: Double Lifted Increase

How to make a Double Lifted Increase in your knitting
It's not often that you need to increase two stitches at the same spot in your knitting. There are however, some circumstance where a double increase is necessary. Like many things in knitting, there are a variety of ways to create a double increase. A decorative and functional option is the double lifted increase.

Before You Begin

In simplest terms, a double lifted increase means that you knit one below, knit one through the back loop, knit one below the next stitch on your left needle. It could be abbreviated k1b, k1 tbl, k1b.


Thanks to Oink Pigments for providing the Disco yarn (colorway - 4 Play) shown in this tutorial. Also, thanks to Skacel for their ongoing support. The addi FlexiFlips shown in this video are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Maker's Mercantile.

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Double Lifted Increase

Recommended Pattern

Ready to try this technique in a pattern? The Caretaker Socks pattern shown in this tutorial will help you learn and practice these skills:
  • Emily Ocker's Circular Cast On
  • Double Lifted Increase
  • Ornamental Daisy Stitch
  • Japanese/Pinned Short Row Heels
  • Stitch by Stitch Hem with a Picot Edge
Caretaker Socks: Toe-up sock knitting pattern featuring double lifted increases

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Video Tutorial: How to make a Double Lifted Increase in your knitting



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The Chilly Dog: Knitting Tutorial: Double Lifted Increase
Knitting Tutorial: Double Lifted Increase
The Double Lifted Increase is a decorative and functional way to add two stitches at the same point in your knitting.
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