Tree Increase Tutorial

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There are other tutorials for this technique up, I’ve even made some – the first one I posted on my homeschool blog, which goes into other options, and the pdf one over on my Tutorials tab, but you can’t pin a pdf, and most of my visitors are coming from Pinterest these days, so I decided to re-format the tutorial with two handed photos, and add more tutorials on topics helpful to circular cables, aka ring cables aka, continuous cables.

If this tutorial doesn’t make sense for you, Rachel Erin’s or Lucy Hague’s video might – sometimes you just need a different explanation.  And if  you think you might just be addicted to ring cables, check out the Knitted Ring Cable Pinterest board for more inspiration and links to patterns and places to buy books.

Christmas Tree Increase (CTI) 2-
stitch(CTI2), 4-stitch (CTI4), 6-stitch (CTI6)
and 8-stitch (CTI8) versions

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*With yarn in back, insert the right needle
between the stitch you are increasing in and
the stitch next to it.

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Yarn over draw up
a stitch.

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With yarn in back, slip the central
stitch back to the right needle,

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insert the
left needle into the stitch you just drew up,

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yo,

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draw up a stitch.

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Without dropping the
stitch off the right needle, slip the central
stitch onto the left needle.* Repeat from *to*
x 0(1,2,3). 1 stitch increased to 3 (5,7,9)
stitches. The increase is named for the number
of stitches added, not the total number on
the needles after the increases.
With yarn in back, slip the stitches on the left
needle onto the right needle.

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And when you need an odd number of increases:

Christmas Tree Increase (CTI) odd numbered
increase 3-stitch(CTI2), 5-stitch
(CTI4), 7-stitch (CTI6) and 9-stitch (CTI8)
versions
With yarn in back, insert the right needle between
the stitch you are increasing in and
the stitch next to it. Yarn over draw up a
stitch. *With yarn in back, slip the central
stitch back to the right needle, insert the left
needle into the stitch you just drew up, yo,
draw up a stitch. Without dropping the stitch
off the right needle, slip the central stitch
onto the left needle, Insert the needle between
the stitch you are increasing in, and
one you drew up earlier, yarn over, draw up
loop.* Repeat from *to* x 0(1,2,3). 1 stitch
increased to 4 (6,8,10) stitches. The increase
is named for the number of stitches added,
not the total number on the needles after the
increases.
With yarn in back, slip the stitches on the left
needle onto the right needle.

There are more tutorials!

Tree Increase
Tree Increase from the back of your work
Capping a cable
Half-Bauble beginning
Half-bauble ending

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