February 7, 2012

Making different kinds of increases

m1b - make one between
increase one stitch between two stitches

In order to make this increase, you point the left needle from the back to the front, under the loop at the back of your work, between two stitches (see picture).
Just knit this stitch and you've increased. Take the front loop (as a normal knit) otherwise you will get a gap.




m1r - make one right
increase one stitch at the right side of the next stitch

In order to make this increase, you will use the row under the row you are knitting. Put the stitch right under the next stitch on the needle (see picture), knit these two stitches.







m1l - make one left
increase one stitch at the left side of the last stitch

In order to make this increase, you use the row of stitches under the row you're knitting. Because you just knitted one stitch, it seems a different kind of increase than the m1r.  Take the stitch under the stitch you have knitted on the left needle (see picture) and knit it.

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