Knitting - Basic Techniques
Stockinette stitch with shaping
|When there are decrease stitches:|
|For areas with decreases, insert the needle at a slant and make staggered half stitches.|
|When there are increase stitches:|
|Insert the yarn needle from below the crossed part of the increase.|
Pick up 1 row at a time, 1 half stitch in from each edge
These seams are less bulky than working a full stitch in from the edge, so they are suitable for thick yarn.
|Pick up the yarn of the cast-on stitches on both sides.|
|Continue picking up the corresponding strands, working a half stitch in from each edge.|
Pick up the crosswise yarn (see diagram) 1 stitch in from each edge of every row, alternately.