For my sweater knitting technique, I use M1R (Make 1 Right) and M1L (Make 1 Left) with two knit stitches in between every other round as shown in RJ Knits video on his top-down sweater (here) and it leaves some small eyelets and it made me wonder if there is a better increase that would improve it specifically for this increase pattern.

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    The video is more than half an hour long. Can you include a timestamp where the increase is shown?
    – Elmy
    Commented Apr 24, 2023 at 17:37
  • @Elmy Done! The reason I didn't put it in originally is that I assumed that anyone with enough experience to answer would already know what I was talking about but I realize how stupid that is now, thanks. Commented Apr 25, 2023 at 19:33
  • That's not stupid, and, besides, "anyone with enough experience to answer [will] already know what [you are] talking about". The problem is that they might be hard to find :)
    – Joachim
    Commented Apr 26, 2023 at 8:33
  • @Joachim Whoops, little grammatical error, I meant that it was stupid to not include a timestamp, which would help any and all persons with enough knitting experience both see the technique used and be able to know where to look to see what I'm talking about with the eyelets and I agree that it'll be hard to find someone with enough experience, I just hope that I do find them. Commented Apr 28, 2023 at 1:10

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The TECHknitter offers a "very nearly invisible increase" that may work for you depending on the kind of stitching you're doing the increases into. What she does is lift the next stitch's parent stitch up onto the left needle untwisted and then she knits into it and into the next stitch at the same time. See it here.

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