Left simple inset increase and Right simple inset increase

Left simple inset increase and Right simple inset increase

October 26, 2016

Left simple inset increase (LSI) and Right simple inset increase (RSI) are knitting abbreviations which were used in our last free knitting pattern, New Biscotte's Slippers.

Also known as Left and Right lifted increases, this is a way to increase a stitch using up a stitch from the previous row. Here is how to proceed:

  • LSI : With left needle, lift the left leg of the stitch two rows below the one just knit and use right needle to knit it.
  • RSI : With right needle, lift the right leg of the stitch one row below the next unworked stitch. Put this right leg on left needle and knit it.

We prepared this video to show this increase technique. You can view it here (set english subtitles if needed):

Knitting patterns often suggest a specific way to increase stitches. As I have always told my students, do not let a pattern put you off because of an increase you do not understand. If you prefer to use another technique, do it and have fun!

Discover all our knitting patterns available online right here.  If you are looking for a customized knitting pattern according to a yarn weight gauge and garment size, you may like to read about the Biscotte Knitting Pattern APP here.


Michelle said:

I LOVE the right and left lifted increases! I think this method is so much easier than other increase methods. Thanks so much!

Carole Dietrich said:

Thank you for the video; it’s very helpful. For the LSI written instructions, should it end with:
. . . and use right needle to knit it through the back loop.

Betty said:

Thank you. I’ve never seen this increase before, and am eager to try it.

Elsje Swaters said:

I like to received the free patron for the Biscotte’s slippers.

Thank you

marie lewis said:

Love to have the pattern so i can try to knit those slippers ..love them tks

Lena Trollip said:

Love it.

Catharina said:

Please sent me the pattern
I love you ideas

Catharina said:

Please sent me the pattern
I love you ideas

Catharima vd merwepleade said:

Please send me this pattern

Meisie said:

You got a wonderfull program

Jeanne Joseph said:

Where is the pattern? It’s not here on this page!

Jean gravett said:

I would love the free pattern sent to my email thanks

Barbara said:

Love you moon boots but cannot down load – why would this be – i can only take free patterns – is that the problem .
Kind regards Barbara

Bonita Mizera said:

I’m unable to print the free pattern

Alida Laing said:

I would kike to receive the pattern by email from you. Cant download it. Thanks very much.

Lise Niessen said:

I would like you send me the free pattern to my email.

Marina Bird said:

Please… I would like the slipper knitted pattern… Thanks

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