I have looked at all of my references and looked at Knitting Help and another online knitting video and for some reason my M1 still leaves a hole. What can I do to avoid this or is there another increase that I can use? I am at at the bottom half of Cosmic Pluto's top-down cardi and this is really bothering me as I don't want a sweater with lots of holes in it at the bottom. Thanks in advance for your responses.
M1 increase is kind of tricky, you HAVE to knit into the back of the bar on the needle otherwise you will get something identical to a YO increase (that's the increase that makes a hole), knitting into the back of the stitch twists it and makes it harder to see. I have hated doing M1 increase ever since i tried to make a blanket that had 60 m1 increases every 4 rows (i ended up going crazy with it, and used a YO increase instead, it looks really pretty), but when there are a few of them at the sleeve of a sweater, they are almost invisible and look very nice.
Not sure what KRL and KLL are in one of the above posts, but when I want the [make one] to disappear into the knitting, I use the
"KNIT INTO THE BACK OF THE STITCH OF THE ROW BELOW"
It's not hard to do and it really doesn't show.
La Tricoteuse Heureuse
Currently knitting a Weasley sweater in Rowan Felted Tweed for a nephew, the pullover "Erica" in Noro Cash Iroha, and E.Zimm's "Pie are Square" shawl in possum laceweight.