How to Make 1 Left (M1L) and Make 1 Right (M1R)
These are increases made on the knitted side of your work.
To make a M1L or a M1R, you will use this “bar” between two stitches. It effectively adds a stitch by knitting this “bar” as if it was a stitch.
Step 1 in either a M1L or M1R is to pick this “bar” up. Whether you pick up from the front or the back will determine whether the stitch “leans” to the left or to the right.
How to Make 1 Left (M1L)
How to Make 1 Right (M1R)
How to remember whether it is a M1L or M1R
There are two ways to remember this:
- The first one is that you make a M1R by picking up from the REAR (Right / Rear).
- The other way is by looking at the “bar” you have picked up.
In a M1R , the bar will lean to the right and in a M1L it will lean to the left (see picture below for M1L! 🙂 )
Hope that helps!! 🙂