I’ve been comparing centered double increases, and putting up tutorials on how to work them. So far I’ve written a second post about increases, because I forgot some, but Naomi reminded me, and a tutorial for K1, kb, pick up the stitch again and k1.
We had thundersnow yesterday! Ben’s college cancelled classes, so he didn’t have to take the train into Boston, and Dan’s work let out early, so he was home for lunch. The Northeast side of all tree limbs are coated with snow, and as I write, the morning sun is warming the color of the upper branches. So I’ll work with the orange swatch today.
It was knit with the above pattern.
For knit-ish increases I used k1, p1, k1 in one stitch, for purl-ish increases, I used p1, k1, p1 in one stitch.
These increases make a fairly sturdy hole in the base of the stitch, but the patterns flow out from them clearly and smoothly. It is interesting to compare them with the k1, yo, k1 in one stitch or p1, yo, p1 in one stitch swatch, because they are so similar.
The honey green one makes smaller holes, that have the inside of the hole smoothly turning, because it’s basically the same operation as a tubular cast on, but worked into one stitch.