How do you increase stitches at the beginning and end of a row?
One of the easiest ways to increase is at the beginning of a row. Insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch as if you were going to knit it, but before dropping the stitch off the left-hand needle use the tip of the right-hand needle to place the new stitch onto the left-hand needle.
Can you increase on a purl row?
Increasing on a Purl Row
Increases can be created between two stitches or they can be worked directly into a stitch. Increases are used for a variety of reasons, including: Used decoratively in lace patterns. For garment shaping.