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Increase Instructions

by Lore
(Connecticut)

I have cast on 100 stitches,

Now the instructions read as follows:

Increase 6 x 1 stitches at both ends at every 2 rows to obtain 104 stitches.

It is the 6 that I don't understand.

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Jan 26, 2021
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Increase 6x1 sts at both ends
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Lore,

Thank you for sending in your question.
"increase 6 x 1 stitches at both ends at every 2 rows" is not a very good way to write direction. This is not very clear. Knitters could interpret this as;

1. To increase a stitch on both end every 2 rows until there are 6 stitches increase. This would make 6 sts increase.

2. To increase 1 st at both ends every 2 rows for a total of 6 times. This would make a 12 sts increase.

So, it turns out both of these methods don't work. If the instruction wants to have 104 sts then there should be only 2 increases of 1 st at both ends on every 2 rows.

I would do increase every 2 rows at both ends and get a total of 104 stitches and see what the further instruction is.

Have a great day!
Ratcha

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