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Old 10-21-2007, 02:01 PM   #1
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Please help me with M1PS!
This is a foundation row and the wrong side. The instructions are to;

"make 1 purl by lifting the bar between the stitches and purl into the back of it"

Some of my problem/questions are;

-The bar consists of two threads am I suppose to lift both threads ot just one?

-If it is only one thread I am supposed to lift, do I lift the front bar or the back bar?

-I've been attemting to lift both threads and it is so tight it feels impossible to purl in.

-Would purling in the front and then the back of the same stitch give me approximately the same results?

Thanks for your help
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:08 PM   #2
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There should only be one thread between the stitches. If you are trying to lift 2 you may be trying to purl into the next 2 rows below. If you look between the columns of stitches you should see a series of straight lines of yarn goin down between the columns, pick up the top one and purl into that. I hope that makes sense. I just finished an afghan that used a similar increase only knitwise.
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:13 PM   #3
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It would be like a M1 on the knit row, only you'll be purling it instead. If it's the first row after the CO, M1s can be very difficult to do in that instance.
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:16 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure there's a video on this site that shows two different ways of M1...one that just has you wrap the working yarn around the RHN, and another that depicts what you're describing. I know what you're talking about with there being two little sets of "ladder rungs" in between stitches and I'm 99% positive she picks up the one immediately next to the LHN. Hope that helps!!
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:17 PM   #5
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suezeeq I'm having an awful time. I may just do the two purls in the same stitch. But for further reference; would I pick up both threads/bars? Or do I just pick up just one of those threads/bars? And if it is just one bar which is it, front or back? ::::Scratching head:::
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:21 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by cindygster View Post
I'm pretty sure there's a video on this site that shows two different ways of M1...one that just has you wrap the working yarn around the RHN, and another that depicts what you're describing. I know what you're talking about with there being two little sets of "ladder rungs" in between stitches and I'm 99% positive she picks up the one immediately next to the LHN. Hope that helps!!
It is really confusing. And I think it is more difficult because it is a foundaion row.
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:25 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Plantgoddess+ View Post
There should only be one thread between the stitches. If you are trying to lift 2 you may be trying to purl into the next 2 rows below. If you look between the columns of stitches you should see a series of straight lines of yarn goin down between the columns, pick up the top one and purl into that. I hope that makes sense. I just finished an afghan that used a similar increase only knitwise.
It is a horizontal row between my last two stitches. The bar consists of a thread in front and one in back.
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:27 PM   #8
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You should only pick up one of the threads of yarn. If it really is the row after the CO, I would suggest using a pfb instead of the M1; it's much easier to do when you don't have another knitted row to pick up a bar between stitches.
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:30 PM   #9
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I would suggest using a pfb instead of the M1
Could you describe pfb? I read it in the glossary and I'm not sure I understand it. Purl the front of a stitch, don't take it off the LHN, and then purl the back of the same stitch?
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:32 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
You should only pick up one of the threads of yarn. If it really is the row after the CO, I would suggest using a pfb instead of the M1; it's much easier to do when you don't have another knitted row to pick up a bar between stitches.
Thanks for your help. It is definetly the row after CO. Last night I pfb but ...LOL...felt quilty. So I pulled out my work and thought I would ask the question here. :::shaking head. I'm going back to pfb. This hat is not worth the aggrevation

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