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Increase Decrease (99 Step-by-Step Method)

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By Judith Durant
The secret to knitting great-fitting hats and shaping elegant sleeves lies in using the right increase or decrease techniques. Approachable and insightful, Judith Durant provides clear instructions and step-by-step photographs that showcase swatches for each technique. From working shaped lace to adjusting necklines, you’ll soon have a go-to strategy for successfully tackling knitting challenges of all shapes and sizes.

Increases and decreases bring shape and structure to your knitting, but many patterns offer only vague instruction on how to effectively use these techniques. Now you can improve all your knitted projects with dozens of increase and decrease possibilities that add the polished perfection you desire. Explore techniques that make your shaping invisible or decorative -- your choice!