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KRL and KLL

When I began to knit patterns written in English, I was surprised that M1L and M1R increases were used very frequently, because the increases generally used in Japan are KRL and KLL. They are very easy to do, neat, and useful!
There are also their purled versions, PRL and PLL that I’d like to present you, because there is no tutorial on them on the internet, and they’re I think much easier than M1Lp and M1Rp! But I’m going to show you KRL and KLL first to show you the principle.
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modified Icelandic BO

Recently, I needed to find a Bind Off which could match German Twisted Cast On. I love using this method for border in ribbing because it’s easy to do – it’s a variation of long-tail CO which is most familiar to me -, and it gives a reversible and sturdy edge perfect for hard-wearing items (if you don’t know this technique, see this link). But the strength of this CO is, above all, its elasticity.
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Japanese W&T

As promised at the end of the last post, here’s a tutorial of a new? short-row technique – a mix of W&T and Japanese method.

On RS (from RS to WS), as with W&T method, you knit to the turn-back point, slip one stitch, and bring your working yarn in front. I usually replace wrapped sts onto LN before turning work, this is more secure.
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Japanese short rows?

You’ve perhaps heard of “the Japanese Short Rows method” which only uses a slipped st at each turn. This technique only requires split markers (or safety pins, paper clips…) you put on your working yarn to mark the connecting loop. And when you get back to the marked stitches, you will lift the loop to resolve the gaps.
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