This video is part of my series for very visual
learners. And in this video, I’m going to tink increases. And tink is the word knit
backwards and it’s a word we use to unravel one stitch at a time to get back to correct
a mistake. Whenever I put out these videos about correcting mistakes, I always wanna
say, I hope you never need this video, but here it is, in case you need it you can come
back to it and see how to tink these increases. And I’m not sure how the schedule is going
to work out, either next week or two weeks from now, my video on tinking decreases will
be out, so you can watch for that. Actually, I’ll link to it here once it’s available.
So, in this video, I am going to actually work these stitches just in case you need
a refresher. I’m going to work a yarn over a knit front back or KFB, a make one left
and a make one right and then I’m gonna go back through the row I just knit the opposite
direction and tink out each one of those stitches. So, let’s go slow-mo. As promised, I am first going to work through
these increases. Knitting up to the marker. Slip that marker and work a yarn over increase.
Knitting up to the next marker. Slip that marker. I’m gonna work a KFB now which is
knit front back. I knit into front loop of that stitch and swing the tip of my needle
around the back loop, then pull the old stitch off the left needle and just increased by
one. And here at this marker, I’m going to work a make one left. Pull up the bar between
the two stitches, put my needle in there from back to front, then I like to roll my needle
over to knit through the back loop of that stitch. This creates a left-leaning one stitch
decrease…increase, sorry. And this marker I’m gonna work a make one right, pull up the
bar between the two stitches, put my left needle in from back to front. And now I’m
gonna knit through the front loop of the stitch. Making a right-leaning one stitch increase. Okay, let’s go back through the other direction
to undo these stitches. That first one there is a knit stitch and here’s the make one right.
Because there’s no stitch underneath this, we made it out of the bar between the two
stitches, you can just pop that off the needle and let it go. You give the working yarn a
tug and just undo it, nothing’s going to unravel. Now I’m tinking through these knit stitches
to get to the next marker. And for the stitches, you see I just put the tip of my left needle
in the V of the stitch below. And you get a stitch that’s correctly mounted, it’s not
twisted and here we are at the make one left. Again,
we use the bar between the two stitches to create this stitch. So, if we just let it
go, nothing’s going to unravel, give the working yarn a tug and it’s like it never happened.
With all these increases in the fabric up to this point, there are a lot of knit stitches
to get through. So, now I have a KFB and we knit in the front
loop and the back loop. So, the first half of this stitch, we can just let off the needle,
hang on to the second half of that stitch. Give it a tug and you’re left with a regular
knit stitch to tink. So, the purl bump half I just dropped off the end of the needle.
Now we’re getting to the very easiest one, the yarn over because we just wrapped the
yarn around the right needle to create the yarn over. So, you almost don’t have to do
anything, it’ll just fall off. And since a stitch wasn’t holding it up, nothing’s going
to unravel. These last couple of knit stitches. And there we are ready to work the row again,
without mistakes this time. And that’s it. I worked the increases and then tinked back
through them. I hope that helps if you ever need to work backwards through an increase
to correct a mistake, good luck.

12 thoughts on “Knitting Help – Slow Motion Tinking Increases”

  1. I have to say that these videos will definitely take some frustration out of messing up and having to tink back. Thanks!

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