Most often in knitting, increases are performed on the knit side of the fabric. However, there are times when a pattern calls for an increase to be made on the purl side. That's when knowing how to created a lifted purl increase comes in handy.
When making lifted increases it is very helpful to think of the columns of stitches as generations. The row/round you are creating are the children, the row/round you are working your new stitches into are the parents and the row/round below that are the grandparents. Lifted increases are worked into the grandparents.
Pattern, Yarn, Needles and Notions
- Cereus Sweater pattern by The Chilly Dog
- Ewe So Sporty by Ewe Ewe Yarns
- addi Click Interchangable Needles
Thanks to Ewe Ewe Yarn for providing the yarn used in this tutorial and Skacel for providing the addi needles, available at Makers' Mercantile.