I used M1 and KLL or KRL depending on how I wanted it slanted. I never even thought of the backward loop. duh. Would've been easier. I had to think about it. I'd done it already so I'd put it out of my mind.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper