Welcome to WoolAssistant - the interactive, visual calculator for knitters to help you spread across your increase and decrease of stitches.
Select if you want to increase or decrease stitches, enter how many stitches you currently have on your row, and how many you want to add/remove.
The tool will automatically create instructions and generate a diagram that you can follow. Modifying a value will automatically update the results.
I am knitting in a
I want to
My current row has
I want to Increase By
K2TOG = Knit two stitches together so you have one left.
This creates a right lean.
SSK = Slip on your right needle one stitch after the other, then move them back onto the left needle and knit them together.
This creates a left lean.
YO = Yarn Over your right needle to create a new stitch.
Warning this will create a hole.
M1 = Insert the left needle under the thread between the two stitches and then knit.
To prevent the creation of a hole, twist the thread that you pick up between the stitches and then knit.
KFB = Work in the front, and then work in the back of the same stitch. This gives you 2 stitches.