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How to Knit the Make One Left Increase (M1L)

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the make one left increase (M1L). This stitch is the compliment to the make one right increase (M1R). It is used to add stitches to your knitting and can be used any time a pattern calls for a Make One (M1) Increase. It is a mostly invisible increase that is clean and tight. This particular increase creates a right leaning stitch.

Also known as: Strand Increase, Stranded Increase


Step 1: Take your main needle and going from in front, insert it under the strand between your two stitches, and lift up.

Step 2: With your working needle, insert your tip into the back loop of the newly formed stitch, and knit it off the needle.

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

Example of the Make One Left Increase (M1L)

Example of the Make One Left Increase (M1L)