The Make One Toward Increase (M1T)

About this Stitch Pattern

The Make One Towards Increase can be used whenever you pattern calls for a make one (M1) increase. Increases add stitches to your work and are used to shape your fabric. The Make One Towards increase is a neat and clean increase that is easy to create, but it does result in a small hole. This may be desirable as a decorative element.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

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Stitch Pattern Instructions

  • Step 1: Take your working yarn, and bend your index finger toward you. This should create a loop around your finger.
  • Step 2: Insert the tip of your working needle into the back of the loop on your finger and release it onto the needle.
  • Step 3: Knit the next stitch off your main needle.

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M1T-Example-(Knit and Purl Ridge)
M1T-Example-(Knit and Purl Ridge)

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2 thoughts on “The Make One Toward Increase (M1T)

  1. mamagriz says:

    On my pattern it does not say M1T or M1L.  All it says is:  K1,M1,K6,M1,K1.  So what do I do?

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