Tag Archives: M1L

How to Make Mirrored Increases in Knitting: M1R, M1L


Have you ever knit a pattern that says something like “increase one stitch” or Make 1, but doesn’t specify what technique to use? Here are tips on how to choose which increase to use in your knitting. Generally, when a pattern says “M1,” it’s referring to the Make-One increase, which is a specific technique. That’s […]

The Anatomy of a Knit Stitch and Why It Matters


Knowing your stitches and their characteristics can help you in so many ways. It makes it easier to spot or fix mistakes, easier to count stitches, easier to twist or untwist them, and easier to mirror them when it comes to increases and decreases. So, grab your closest knitting project and examine it along with […]