The Make One Away Increase (M1A) 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.
- 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.