INCREASING ON THE EDGE OF FLAT PEYOTE
Internal Increase is on
~~~~~~~~~~ One Column Increase ~~~~~~~~~~
|A pattern with an increase on the edge such
as shown in Figure 1 used to strike fear in my heart because
I couldn't get the hang of it. It seems so logical that one would
simply come out of the purple bead and add two blue beads. Not
so! You will do your increase on the next row up. I know, it
shouldn't work but it does!
Come out of the pink bead, add two blue beads and go back
into the pink bead. (Figure 2)
Go through the purple bead, the two blue beads and the pink
bead (Figure 3 & 4) and continue weaving.
~~~~~~~~~~ Two Column Increase
Increase 2 rows by adding 3 blue beads to the edge. Go through
the first blue bead, (Figure 5) and the pink bead.
|Go through the purple bead and back through
the blue beads. (Figure 6) Your increase by two rows is made!
Continue beading with the white beads.
~~~~~~~~~~ Even MORE Columns
As you have learned you know that two beads are added to the
edge to make a one column
increase and three beads are added to make a two column increase. Surprise! You now know how
to increase by as many beads as you need. Have you figured out
the trick? You're right...... you add one more bead than the
amount of columns you
want to increase. Six column
increase? Add seven beads! Eight column
increase? Add nine beads!
Congratulations! You now know how to increase on the
edge of Flat Peyote!