How do I M1 and then K1 in the same stitch??

newbie_knitterNovember 25, 2009

Hi there,

I hope someone out there can help me...

I am making a hat for my nephew. It is this hat from Bernat

Softee Chunky - Diagonal Hat & Scarf (kn)

The instructions say:

**1st row: (WS). Knit.

2nd row: (RS). K1. M1. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.

3rd and 4th rows: Knit.

5th row: Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last st. M1. K1.

6th row: Knit.

These 6 rows form Diagonal Pat.**

Do you think the instruction for row 5 is a mistake? Should it maybe read Knit to last 2 sts? I can't figure out how I M1 and then K1 on the last stitch. Help please! :)


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Also here is the link to the bernat pattern - it is free but you have to be a member (also free) to see it.

Thank you!

Here is a link that might be useful: Softee Chunky - Diagonal Hat & Scarf (kn)

    Bookmark   November 25, 2009 at 4:47PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

You are not the first person to wonder about this. I did a Google search and here's your answer.


Here is a link that might be useful: The answer is here

    Bookmark   November 25, 2009 at 7:23PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

As for how to actually do it in one stitch, go to this link.


Here is a link that might be useful: Knit the same stitch twice

    Bookmark   November 25, 2009 at 7:27PM
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thank you!

    Bookmark   November 25, 2009 at 7:38PM
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To make 1 stitch, hold the left-hand needle in your left hand and the right-hand needle in your right hand. Now look between the two needles. You will see a straight-line thread.

Use the tip of one of the needles; whichever is more comfortable for you; place that straight yarn onto the left-hand needle. Now, knit that thread. You have literally made one stitch from within your knit fabric.

To increase a stitch, you knit into the front and back of the next stitch on your left-hand needle. The results are the same. You are adding stitches to your work. The technique is different.

The reason for the difference; the increase stitch makes a purl-like bump on the knit side of your fabric. If you make 1, there is no bump. Just a matter of taste.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2009 at 10:05PM
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When you make one by picking up the yarn between stitches, you will be following the directions right. Knit to the last stitch, pick up the yarn between the stitch you just knit and the last stitch, place it on your left needle and knit it. Now knit that last stitch.

The directions are correct.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2009 at 3:30PM
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