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To decrease in shortrowing, lower
the ribber one notch, change to main carriage arm and put on hold, hang weights on front of work, at carriage side pull 1 ndl into hold
position for automatic wrap and knit across. Hang weights as needed on the main
2. Continue pulling the needle next to the carriage into hold position til there are desired number of sts
left in working position. (The general rule is that 1/3 sts remain in work, however this
is not necessary. Stay as close as you can to 1/3, but it is important that you have the
same number of even sts in hold on each side before beginning the increase
3. When you have the desired number of needles
in work and the needle closest to the carriage pulled to hold position AND the
same number of sts in hold on each side, do NOT knit across…immediately increase
back out by putting 2 ndls opposite the carriage back into working position and
then knit across.
4. On subsequent rows, pull one needle at beg of
each row on the carriage side into hold position AND two needles opposite the
carriage into working position each row til all needles except a set of two needles
on each side are again in working position.
5. When increased back out to one group of two sts
left on each side, put both sets back into work at the same time and knit
6. To prevent a hole at heel sides, on both
edges, use a single transfer tool to pick up the ‘purl heel’ of the first stitch on the
main bad and transfer it to the 1st needle of the
7. A big thanks goes to ‘Vonkad’ on Ravelry for
sharing the stitch crossing technique. It is wonderful every time.