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Old 09-15-2007, 06:03 PM   #1
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M1 stitch explanation... pretty please
EDIT: Answer is below.

I'm on the Purl side of stockinette and the 2 step direction given for M1 in this pattern says:

Them: M1- step 1: Knit into the back of the stitch in the row below the 1st stitch on the needle.

Me: Would that be the stitch below on the left needle? I'm not knitting through the center of the stitch below? So to catch the back loop to knit it I come at it from behind the work? Help.... explain? All the stitches facing me are purls.

THEM: m1- step 2. Knit into the front of the 1st stitch on the left needle.

Me: Um, isn't that the way I normally would knit the next stitch on the left needle? Are they trying to confuse me?
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Old 09-15-2007, 06:50 PM   #2
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As far as being on a purl row and knitting into the stitch (it would be the back loop of the stitch below the one on your left needle) I'm not sure. As for the second part,
"Knit into the front of the 1st stitch on the left needle"
That would be the front leg of the 1st st that you just knit into the one below it. So, knit into the st below, leave them on the needle, then knit into the 1st st as usual.
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Old 09-15-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
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Ah, I finally got Google to spit something out
Just in case anyone else is curious or is just dying to make this cute little turtle cloth. Here's the link of a previous thread which discusses this M1 stitch.

To answer my own question... yes, knit it from the back coming from behind the right leg passing into the center over the left leg (aka back loop) yarn over and pull it through onto right needle which makes 1 stitch. The second step is just a regular old knit stitch.

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Aaackkk... I meant to say `back loop' instead of front leg of the stitch in the row below. Knitting into the front leg (of the stitch on the needle) is the second part of this increase.
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LOL, gotta admit there sQ, you had me even more confused when I first read the post. I didn't know if it would matter if I was on the P or K side since I didn't know what the heck the stitch was. And nope; doesn't matter.

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I just found this---http://www.knitting-and.com/wiki/Make_One
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That's the usual M1; the one in this pattern is different, that's why they wrote it out.
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