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Old 11-23-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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Knitting M1??
Please help! I am knitting slippers and I am confused about a step.

The instructions are K3 M1 K1 (place a marker on last st) M1 K5 M1 K1 (place a marker on last st) M1 K3

What I am confused about is the M1 step. I know that M1 means to make one, but I searched youtube videos on how to do it and it looks like there it an M1r and M1l. I don't know which one to use! Do I use just one? Do I use both and if I do which M1 is right and which M1 is left?

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Old 11-23-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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You could use either increase. They don't have such a decided lean to either side. If I were going to use both, I'd use the M1R for increases you come to first (toward the right edge) and the M1L for the ones that come later in the row (toward the left edge). You could try them on a small swatch and see if you have a preference.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
You could use either increase. They don't have such a decided lean to either side. If I were going to use both, I'd use the M1R for increases you come to first (toward the right edge) and the M1L for the ones that come later in the row (toward the left edge). You could try them on a small swatch and see if you have a preference.
So, I could use M1r throughout the whole pattern?
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:34 PM   #4
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I'm not sure what else is called for in the pattern but if it's similar to the row you quoted, M1R would work just fine throughout.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:15 PM   #5
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Okay, thanks!

I have one more question, that maybe you could answer.

Later in the pattern the instructions are: Cont even in stocking st until work from beg measures 4. When it means stocking st do I do a whole row purl, then a whole row knit without any M1?
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:25 PM   #6
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Yes, continue alternating a whole row knit with a whole row purl with no increases. Work even means to continue without increases or decreases. Good luck with the slippers and post a picture when you finish if you'd like.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:33 PM   #7
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Alright, thanks for all your help! I'll be sure to let you know if I have any other questions along the way.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:50 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
I'm not sure what else is called for in the pattern but if it's similar to the row you quoted, M1R would work just fine throughout.
Could I use M1L through the pattern instead?
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:59 PM   #9
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Sure thing. Either one will work. I'd try them out and see which one is easier to do or which one you like the look of best.
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I came across another part in the instructions I didn't understand.

The instructions say:

Cont in garter st until strips from cast off edge measure 1ins

What are the strips from cast off edge?
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