How to Increase Using the Back Loop Method

How to Increase Using the Back Loop Method

Stitches  |  1 min read time

Tutorial Overview

In this tutorial we'll show you how to add a stitch to your row using the back loop method. This creates a left leaning increase.


Step-by-step guide

Step 1:

Start by making a loop with your working yarn. The tail end leading to the ball should lay on top.

Step 2:

Insert the right-hand needle through the loop from front to back.

Step 3:

Then tighten the loop on the needle by pulling the working yarn.

You have now created a new stitch!

Top Tip

Top Tip: You can use this method mid-row, or even at the end of your row, to cast on additional stitches.


< See all Knitting Video Tutorials