I will admit it; I used to hate doing m1r and m1l increases. It just seemed way fussier than a kfb or yo increase (which I’ll be doing tutorials for in the coming weeks!) I soon realized that m1 increases were just as fun and easy to execute. Today, I’ll show ya how it’s done.
M1R (make one right)
Step One: Locate the bar between two stitches. You can see it here, nestled between two knit stitches.
Step Two: From the back, pick up the bar with your right-hand needle . . .
M1L (make one left)
Step One: Same as Step One of m1r – find the bar between the two stitches.
Step Two: From the front, pick up the bar with your right-hand needle and place it on the left-hand needle.
Questions? Corrections? I’m here to help! Leave a comment, or email me at tonyawagner AT theshizknit DOT com.