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Old 03-09-2007, 04:51 AM   #1
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Please Help: My M1 Creates a Hole!
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.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:19 AM   #2
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When you are doing the M1 are you knitting into the long or short leg of the new stitch you have created?
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:45 AM   #3
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When you pick up the bar, there is a longer front strand and a short loop on the needle at the back. You have to knit into this back loop--kind of tight.
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Old 03-10-2007, 08:10 PM   #4
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I love the KRL and KLL for inc because there are no holes.
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Old 03-10-2007, 08:26 PM   #5
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Me too. That's the only one I use now unless I want a YO inc for decoration.

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Old 06-09-2007, 03:26 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 06-09-2007, 08:07 PM   #7
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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.
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Yep, that's the KLL/KLR. One is done on the stitch you just knit, the other is done on the stitch you're about to knit.

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