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  1. Increase, Decrease: 99 Step-by-Step Methods; Find the Perfect Technique for Shaping Every Knitting Project
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  2. Increase, Decrease: 99 Step-by-Step Methods; Find the Perfect Technique for Shaping Every Knitting Project

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  • Story Publishing
  • Softcover 256 Pages
  • Made in USA
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The secret to knitting great-fitting hats and shaping elegant sleeves lies in using the right increase or decrease techniques. Offering 99 different methods for widening or narrowing your fabric, Judith Durant shows you how to shape all of your knitting projects to perfection. Approachable and insightful, 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.

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Judith Durant
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Storey Publishing, LLC
Storey Publishing, LLC
Storey Publishing, LLC
Storey Publishing, LLC
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INCREASE DECREASE is the comprehensive knitting reference on this subject that I've been waiting for! Judith Durant gets everything right: spiral binding (so that the instructions stay open and lay flat); large, clear step-by-step photos; step-by-step written instructions printed in easy-to-read type; photographs of swatches that show exactly what to expect from a particular increase or decrease; and compact size (small enough to carry in a knitting bag).

The short "Special Circumstances" section, on shaping cable, lace, and color patterns to best effect, is by itself worth the price of the book. The only increase/decrease that I could think of that is NOT shown, is the "nupp" used in Estonian lace knitting (lily of the valley pattern), which requires two rows. (Every time I pick up my lily-of-the-valley shawl project, I wonder whether any motif is pretty enough to be worth all the grief of picking up multiple yarnover loops... Read more
This is the third knitting resource book I've gotten in similar sizes and formats, and I have to say I am very happy with them all. I love the basic one (which not only has a good index, but some basic tools like a ruler for checking gauges, and holes to check the size of one's needles), and the second one I got- which covers alternative ways to cast on and bind off- is exceedingly helpful.

I expect this one will be similarly useful. Though I am not thus far a creative knitter, sometimes I have not been happy with the way a pattern's prescribed increases or decreases look, and this gives me so many alternatives!

A previous reviewer did not like that all the pictures show someone knitting continental rather than English style. While this is true, for me it doesn't make a lot of difference; the photos focus on what the yarn and needles are doing, and are detailed and explicit enough to figure it out, whichever way one knits. (I mostly knit English style, but am... Read more
This book exceeded my hopes & expectations. Who knew there were so many different ways to increase and decrease? The book provides clear illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions for working different types of increases and decreases into your knitting. Every method includes a photograph of a swatch worked with that technique, plus step-by-step directions/photos. It's easy to look at the pictures to determine which type of I/D would be right for any specific situation. Right-leaning and left-leaning I/D are clearly paired so that the knitter will know which specific methods should be used together for symmetry in a project. There is even a section with tips on how to work I/D into pattern knitting, which I am looking forward to using in some new sock designs. I will keep this in my knitting bag where it will be easy to reference.
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