Short and Sweet

It is hot. I mean, it is REALLY hot. And I do not feel like knitting at all. However, I do have a morsel of hopefully interesting information.

This week a customer stumbled across an instruction that is “k1, yo, k1 into the same stitch”. This is also called a double increase. It is useful when you need to increase more than one stitch at some point in your knitting or it is used in some lacy patterns, and I am going to show you how it works.

As ever so often, you do exactly as the instruction says even if it seems weird or strange:


You knit the stitch, but leave it on the left hand needle.


Next you make a yarn over.


Then you knit the same stitch a second time. Now you can drop it off the left hand needle.


And there you have it.

As announced, short and sweet. Now go and dip in the pool or have a drink in a place with A/C, sit in front of a fan…whatever it needs to endure this heat!

Happy knitting, as ever!

– Mona


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