Tina-blog-templateQuestion: I have the pattern for a Peppa Pig toy. The instructions to knit her head said to ‘up1’. What does that mean, and how do I do it?

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Answer: Up1 is a way to increase the number of stitches. When increasing in this way, you don’t make new stitches by working into the stitches already on the needle.

Instead, with the right-hand needle, pick up the loop lying between the stitch you’ve just worked and the next stitch and place it on the left-hand needle.

Knit or purl (as required) through the back of the picked-up loop. As you work into the back of the loop, the loop is then twisted, which will prevent holes and gaps forming.