How do you increase a stitch at the beginning and end of a row in knitting?
One of the easiest ways to increase is at the beginning of a row. Insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch as if you were going to knit it, but before dropping the stitch off the left-hand needle use the tip of the right-hand needle to place the new stitch onto the left-hand needle.
How do I cast on at the end of a purl row?
Casting on to the end of the row
- Using your left hand, create a loop by flipping your wrist counter-clockwise.
- Slip the needle through the loop that you just created.
- Pull the tail of the yarn tightly. You have just “casted” 1 stitch onto the right needle.
- Repeat these steps as many times as instructed.
What is the stocking stitch in knitting?
Stocking stitch, or stockinette stitch, is the second most basic of stitch patterns and is created by alternating rows of knit and purl stitches. The right side of the fabric has a ‘V’ pattern and the wrong side has a bar pattern.