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How to Make M1L in Knitting

How to Make M1L in Knitting: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you’re a knitter, you’ve probably come across the term “M1L” before. M1L stands for “Make One Left” and is a common increase used in knitting patterns. It’s an easy technique to master and can be used to add stitches to your knitting project without leaving a noticeable gap. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps of making M1L in knitting so that you can add this technique to your knitting skills.

I have used this technique in Monaco Cardigan knitting pattern.

How to Make M1L in Knitting: A Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Identify the Stitch to the Left of the Gap

To make M1L, you need to first identify the stitch to the left of the gap where you want to add a new stitch. This stitch will be worked to create the new stitch.

Step 2: Insert the Left Needle from Front to Back

Insert the left needle from the front to the back under the strand of yarn that runs between the stitch just worked and the next stitch on the left needle.

Step 3: Twist the Needle

Twist the left needle to the left so that it faces upwards.

Step 4: Knit Through the Back Loop

Insert the right needle from the back to the front into the loop on the left needle and knit through the back loop.

Step 5: Slide the Stitch Off the Left Needle

Slide the stitch off the left needle and you have now created a new stitch.

Congratulations! You have just made a M1L increase in your knitting. Repeat these steps as many times as necessary to add the desired number of stitches to your project.

How to Make M1L in Knitting

M1L is a useful technique to have in your knitting toolbox. It can be used to add stitches in the middle of a row or to create a decorative pattern. With a little practice, you’ll be able to make M1L seamlessly and without any gaps in your knitting.

You can also learn other knitting techniques here. 

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