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Elealeh 09-06-2013 12:00 PM

M1 Trouble
I'm new to knitting & I'm having trouble with my m1 stitches. I've looked at videos online & they say to lift the bar inbetween two stitches, but I can't find the bar. Anybody know what I might be doing wrong? :shrug:

KnittinGal 09-06-2013 01:14 PM

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Here's the "bar" between the stitches:

Attachment 57013

Hopefully that helps.

Elealeh 09-07-2013 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by KnittinGal (Post 1385275)
Here's the "bar" between the stitches:

Attachment 57013

Hopefully that helps.

Thanks, KG, but it's not there. :help:
the pattern says:
Cast on 11 stitches
K1, (m1, K1,) to end
but when I get to the first m1, there's no bar. What could I be doing wrong? :pout:

GrumpyGramma 09-07-2013 10:52 PM

There must be a bar. The way stitches are made, it's imperative. If you pull the needles apart as in the photo above, you should be able to see it. If there really is no bar, we need a photo to see what's going on. What yarn are you using? Maybe that's making it harder to find.

salmonmac 09-08-2013 05:12 AM

The bar is the strand of yarn that connects stitches from the previous row. It may be more difficult to see in your case because you're so close to the cast on.
You don't have to do a lifted bar increase. There are others that will work like the M1A. There are videos for several increases on the videos tab at the top of the page, under Increases.
What is it that you're making?

Elealeh 09-11-2013 09:49 PM

Sorry I took so long to reply, here's the pics. It's the "simple small bear" from "The Best-Dressed Knitted Bear" by Emma King. :heart:
Edit: Sorry, it won't let me post the pics :pout:

salmonmac 09-12-2013 07:02 AM

Take a look at the directions that Jan has posted and see if they help with the photo.
You might try knitting a small swatch for 4-6 rows and idntifying the bar as in the picture above by pulling the stitches slightly apart so that it's easier to see. Then you'll have an idea of what to look for in your pattern row.

Elealeh 09-12-2013 09:00 AM

Hey, I think I found it! :woot:
I made a swatch like Salmonmac said, and when it was a little longer I could see it. Maybe it'll be easier, now that I have the general idea. Thanks, everybody! :heart: :heart: :heart:

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