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Top-Down Knitting Pattern Techniques

The following techniques are used for most of my Top-Down Knitting Pattern Designs.

m1 ("make 1")

Make 1 st by picking up the strand between sts and knitting it.  Using RH needle, lift up the strand between sts from back to front. Slip it onto the LH needle by just transferring it over. Now, knit the picked up strand through back loop.

 

m1-L or M1-L ("make 1 left lifted increase")

Make 1 st by knitting into the LEFT strand of the st 2 rows below the st just knit. Referred to as “KLL” on http://www.knittinghelp.com.


m1-R or M1-R ("make 1 right lifted increase")

Make 1 st by knitting into the RIGHT strand of the st 1 row below the next st. Referred to as “KRL” on http://www.knittinghelp.com.

 

Single strand cast on

When casting on sts after the initial cast-on, use the "Single cast-on" (also called the "Backward-loop cast-on") method to add sts to the end of a Row or multiple sts in the middle of a Row.

Sewing on patch pockets for invisible seams

Please see the pdf download for a thorough explanation.

For a pdf download with photos of these techniques, please click here to download.


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