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Adding/subtracting from a round

Hey guys, I'm going to try to explain adding or subtracting (leaving a sc out) from a round.

By adding or subtracting a few stitches, we shift the position of the piece forward (by adding) or backwards (by subtracting). The main reason why this is done is to help line up the following rounds better.

Adding extra stitches isn't increasing & subtracting stitches ("leaving sc out of the round") isn't decreasing.


Adding

The orange stitch marker is in the last stitch of where the round should end.

As an example, if a pattern says to 'add two extra sc', the purple stitch marker would become the new last stitch in the round. You would sc in the last stitch & in the first + second stitch in the same round.

The stitch to the left of the purple stitch marker (the third stitch in the previous round) would be where you would start the next round.


Subtracting The orange stitch marker is in the last stitch of where the round should end.

As an example, if a pattern says to 'leave one sc unworked' or 'leave one sc out of the round', the purple stitch marker would become the new last stitch in the round.

The stitch to the left of the purple stitch marker (where the orange marker is) would be where you would start the next round.











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