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How to Knit The Make One Away Increase (M1A)

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the make one away increase. This is one of the most basic increase stitches, and is very simple to perform. Also known as Make One (M1), this technique uses a loop to add stitches to your knitting, similar to the backwards loop cast on. It is a slightly more loose increase and tends to make a small hole in the knitting.

Also known as: Make One (M1)


Step 1: Take the working yarn and wrap your thumb around it, rolling your thumb over and towards you, creating a loop.

Step 2: Slip the loop onto your working needle and release the yarn from your thumb, tightening it onto the needle.

Step 3: Knit the next stitch on your main needle.

Example of the Make One Away Increase (M1A)

Example of the Make One Away Increase (M1A)