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Right Lifted Increase (RLI) | Knitting Stitch Increase

Mastering the Right Lifted Increase (RLI)

The Right Lifted Increase (RLI) is a useful knitting technique that adds a new stitch leaning to the right, ideal for shaping and ensuring your project's pattern stays consistent. This increase method involves lifting the right leg of the stitch from the row below and knitting into it to create a new stitch.

To execute the Right Lifted Increase (RLI):

  1. Identify the stitch directly below the next stitch on your left needle. This is the stitch you will lift and knit into.

  2. Using the right needle, lift the right leg of this stitch from the row below onto the left needle. Be sure to lift it so that it sits untwisted and is ready to be knitted.

  3. Insert the tip of the right needle knitwise into the lifted stitch. This means you'll insert the needle from the front to the back, through the stitch you just placed on the left needle.

  4. Knit the lifted stitch as usual. Pull the yarn through to form the new stitch.

  5. Slide the new stitch off the left needle. You have now completed the Right Lifted Increase (RLI).

By mastering the RLI, you'll be able to add stitches that blend seamlessly into your work, maintaining both the texture and directionality of your knitting. Happy knitting!


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