View Full Version : What is M1K

09-14-2008, 02:35 PM
Is M1K an increase? I have never seen it written that way. The instructions are below...
Row 1 (RS): P2, (M1k, k1) twice, M1k, p2 9 sts.


09-14-2008, 03:02 PM
Yes, it's an increase. It means "make one, knit", as opposed to "make one, purl". You can do it as follows.

Pick up horizontal strand between stitch just worked and next stitch, place on LH needle, k this st.

09-14-2008, 03:15 PM
Is it the same as M1A M1B M1L M1R?.......there are so many names for the 2 increases. Now there's M1P & M1K which i've never heard of.

09-14-2008, 03:27 PM
I think they are the same, the basic idea is to make one and knit it.

09-14-2008, 07:21 PM
I guess they just wanted it to look a certain way and since the last stitch you did was a purl, you may have wondered if you were supposed to purl the M1, so they settled it by saying M1K.

09-14-2008, 08:57 PM
I'm not sure about the M1A or B, but the M1R and L is for right and left. For the M1R, you pick up the horizontal strand with your left needle moving from back to front, and knit into the front of the stitch. With the M1R, you pick up the strand with your right needle, moving from back to front, and knit into the back of the stitch. I've used them to knit raglan increases on sweaters, and I think they lie a little neater, at least for me. Hope that helps!