At any rate, there are a variety of double increases & decreases in knitting, but today I want to focus on four of them: central double increase (incto3), central double decrease (sk2p2), knit 3 together (k3tog) & purl 3 together (p3tog). Why focus on these 4 in particular? All four of these are included in The Scarf of Dreams, our current Read Along Knit Along Design, specifically the current section of the pattern we’re all knitting.
For some context: On Ravelry, Instagram & in real life, the Read Along Knit Along is underway! Clue 3 of 4 for our mystery pattern arrived in inboxes this week, and we’ll be knitting our way through section 3 of The Scarf of Dreams pattern while we read part 3 of The Night Circus, the book that inspired the infinity scarf we’re knitting. Even if you’re not knitting The Scarf of Dreams with us during the current knit along, this set of tutorials applies to any knitting project featuring these double increases & decreases.
4 Double Increases & Decreases for Knitting
I decided to add a whole crop of increase & decrease videos to the Hands Occupied YouTube channel this week, and I’m making sure to keep them easy-to-follow, right to the point, and quick. Most of the time we knitters need remember how to work a stitch we don’t come across every day, we just need a quick refresh – so each of these little tutorials features a demo of each stitch right away, and then I work it one more time so you can see it. Since YouTube is all on-demand, you can be in control of how many times you go back and rewatch how to knit each of these. I hope you all find these useful! These are the first four of many to come, so stay tuned.