How to Make 1 Left (M1L) and Make 1 Right (M1R)
I’m going to show you how to M1L and M1R. These are increases made on the knitted side of your work. Not sure what I mean by “knitted side”? check out this post here
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)
So here are the steps for how to M1L…
How to Make 1 Right (M1R)
Now I’ve shown you how to M1L, here are the steps for making a M1R…
How to remember whether it is a M1L or M1R
Now I’ve shown you how to M1L and a M1R. If you’re anything like me, you’ll forget this tutorial, come to a pattern, it will say M1L or M1R and you’ll think….gah! I can’t remember which is which!!!
So, here are two ways I use to remember which is which:
- 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…
In a M1L it will lean to the left (see picture below for M1L! 🙂 )
I hope that this helps you remember how to M1L and a M1R!! 🙂