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Spice Up Your Left-handed Knitting Project

Now that you know the basics of knitting for left-handed knitters, it is time to start making your knitting projects a bit more interesting.

In this article we are going to look at how you can use the yarn-over method to increase the number of your stitches.

There are a number of tricks you can use to make your knitting projects interesting. The yarn over is a basic technique which will allow you to make, among other things, custom shapes, clothes and fancy designs.

A yarn over is a method where you make an extra stitch on your needle. This method creates a deliberate little hole in your fabric.
In knitting patterns, you will often find a yarn over referred to as a “yo”. This method of increasing the number of stitches is an indispensable part of lace knitting. However, it also has a multitude of other applications, for instance, decorative increases, button holes and novelty stitch patterns.

In simple terms, a yarn over consists of wrapping the yarn around the needle you’re knitting onto. When you come back around to it in the next row, it will appear on your needle as another stitch waiting to be knitted.

In our next article, we will take a closer look at how you can decrease stitches.

Share this video with someone left-handed and introduce them to the joys of knitting.

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