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« on: March 10, 2004 10:15:25 AM »

I made a beanie recently and I followed the instructions in Stitch n' Bitch and I got holes.  I used the make one increase instructions and followed them but my friends said I did a yarn over.  I don't know the difference and how can I not get holes while increasing?
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starlings
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2004 10:48:38 AM »

A make one is made by using the left hand needle to lift the yarn in between two stitches that were made in the previous row, then knitting the resulting loop.

A yarn over is made by taking the working yarn (yarn coming from the ball) forward then over the right-hand needle.

I'm guessing that you sort of did a m1, but that you knitted into the front of the "lifted" loop, as you would a normal stitch, rather than the back.  You have to knit into the back of the loop in order to get the stitch to cross at its base and close the hole.

you can see how it's done in this animation:
http://www.dnt-inc.com/barhtmls/knit/Minc.html
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2004 12:32:55 PM »

Thanks...That might be what I was doing...I'll try it later.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2005 09:43:37 PM »

Starlings...

Thank you thank you thank you!!   Grin

I'm kind of making up/ modifying a simple pattern and wanted to increase using the M1 technique for the first time, but was doing it all wrong!  In the SNB book I got kind of confused, but the animation you linked us to was just what I needed. 

Whenever I have a craft question, "Google" comes SECOND only to Craftster!!!  I'm not sure if there's ever been a question I haven't gotten answered on this Godsend of a website.  ::whew::

Thank's again, you came just in time!!
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