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I'm so confused about the M1 stitch, my head could explode, but then, I do have a tendency to overcomplicate things.
I have a Rowan sweater pattern and the instructions read "M1". Now, I consulted my "Knitting for Dummies" and they give 2 examples: M1R and M1L, but the pattern doesn't specify. I've looked in other How To books and they only give instruction for the M1L, but they don't specify that it leans left. They just say "Here is what a M1 looks like". How am I supposed to know which one to use when, and why don't more places specify that there is more than one kind of M1? (Gee, can you tell I haven't been doing this long?) I'm so frustrated. :crying:
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I would lift the bar and knit into the back of the stitch. I think knitting into the front would cause a small hole. Take a peek at Amy's videos for 2 ways to M1 and see which one you think will look best on your sweater. You can find them under the "incs" section here.