Make One (M1) Increases

Left Slant (M1L) and Standard M1

With left needle tip, lift strand between needles from front to back (Figure 1). Knit lifted loop through the back
(Figure 2).

Figure 1 Figure 2

Right Slant (M1R)

With left needle tip, lift strand between needles from back to front ­(Figure 1). Knit lifted loop through the front
(Figure 2).

Figure 1 Figure 2
Purl (M1P), (M1LP), (M1RP)
For purl versions, work as above, purling lifted loop.


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Kathleen Cubley

About Kathleen Cubley

Hello daily knitters! I'm the editor of Knitting Daily. I've been obsessed with knitting for about ten years now and my favorite projects are sweaters. I like the occasional smaller project, but there's nothing like yards of stockinette with a well-placed cable or a subtle stitch pattern here and there. I crochet a bit now and then—especially when I need to produce a baby blanket in time for the baby shower. I've been in publishing for 20 years and I'm finally exactly where I want to be: at the crossroads of knitting and communication. I live in Spokane, Washington and when I'm not knitting I enjoy gardening, snuggling with my dogs, swimming, reading, and playing in the snow in the winter. But, really, I'm pretty much always knitting!