M1 question

socksDecember 26, 2008

I am making a stuffed animal that calls for M1. The pattern says to do this:

"Make 1 stitch by picking up and working into back of loop between last st and next st."

Would that be the M1R or M1B on the left side of the attached link?


One other question, please:

Row 12 is a knit row.

Rows 13-39 says to do stockinette.

I guess I should just start Row 13 as a purl row, right? Then alternate K & P through Row 39.

Many thanks.


Here is a link that might be useful: M1 examples

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I was going to refer you to KnittingHelp.com, until I realized that that's what your link leads to... :-/

I've managed to avoid patterns that call for a M1, so I'm no help at all. Do your pattern instructions give you any clues where it gives a little explanation of the stitches? (It should.)

I can tell you, though, that you're correct in your assumption on the rows 13-39 question. :-)

    Bookmark   December 27, 2008 at 3:16AM
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Mi is just make one..often I just knit into the front and the back of the same stitch...if I were you, though, I'd get some scrap yarn and just experiment with making a stitch.....try all the methods....they all have a slightly different look, some create holes (that's a yo or yarn over), but that's nice in some places...
Here's what your M1R, M1L mean.... (again, the way you do this determines which direction the made stitch 'leans'

M1R - With left needle, lift loop between stitches by moving needle tip from back to front and knit into the front of loop to make a stitch that slants to the right
M1L - With left needle, lift loop between stitches by moving needle tip from front to back and knit into the back of loop to make a stitch that slants to the left

    Bookmark   December 27, 2008 at 10:38AM
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Sandra and Lindsey--thank you so much for your help. After I studied it some more, I think it's M1F (or M1L). All those versions just gave me brain freeze. It says it's a tight increase with no hole, which would make sense for a stuffed animal.

I appreciate your help.


    Bookmark   December 27, 2008 at 10:58AM
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