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Oct 2, 2011 16:03:26   #
kittyknit
 
How do I M1F and M1B? I thought I knew, but it isn't coming out right on my stitch count at the end of the row. Thanks.... :oops:
 
Oct 2, 2011 19:04:19   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
Can't say I have ever seen a pattern written that way. I will be interested in the answer when someone comes up with it.
I am sure it is something we are doing all the time, but is just not expressed that way.
Oct 3, 2011 00:57:13   #
Dreamweaver (a regular here)
 
When you look between 2 stitches, you see a ladder or crossbar. Insert your needle there (Your left needle, either from front or back, depending on instructions) and knit into that raised loop. The way you pick up the yarn determines the slight slant of the new stitch. It is a bit more difficult when picking up from back, sine you have to go back behind the thread to knit and it is a little tighter in this direction. Try placing a marker before you do the fist increase and after the first increase. Move the second marker each time you make an increase . This will let you count very quickly to see if you have the correct number instead of having to count the whole row. It will also tell you which side is lacking a stitch if you are doing this on each end of the row.

Ther is probably a video that explains this better than I. You could do a search for MI and probably get directions for both slants.
Oct 3, 2011 01:20:14   #
RockyMtnLady
 
Joy Marshall wrote:
Can't say I have ever seen a pattern written that way. I will be interested in the answer when someone comes up with it.
I am sure it is something we are doing all the time, but is just not expressed that way.




http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/make-1-right-continental

Check all the increases at knittinghelp!
Oct 3, 2011 01:20:54   #
RockyMtnLady
 
kittyknit wrote:
How do I M1F and M1B? I thought I knew, but it isn't coming out right on my stitch count at the end of the row. Thanks.... :oops:


http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/make-1-right-continental
Oct 3, 2011 09:35:55   #
pb54116
 
Here's a video on YouTube that shows both . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGbOiIvWLjc
 
Oct 3, 2011 09:37:57   #
Coopwire
 
I've seen in patterns and how-to books that M1 increases in stockinette are considered invisible. However, when I do them, there is always a little hole...whether I knit in the back or the front of the bar that I have picked up. What am I doing wrong?
Oct 3, 2011 09:38:49   #
pb54116
 
Coopwire wrote:
I've seen in patterns and how-to books that M1 increases in stockinette are considered invisible. However, when I do them, there is always a little hole...whether I knit in the back or the front of the bar that I have picked up. What am I doing wrong?


Look at these videos and you will see how to do it correctly.
Oct 3, 2011 10:56:19   #
kittyknit
 
Thanks Dreamweaver. That helps and I also found a website with all the knitting abreviations and videos on them. www.knittinghelp.com It has been a lifesaver...sort of like everyone on this site! ;-)
Oct 3, 2011 11:01:16   #
kittyknit
 
pb54116 wrote:
Here's a video on YouTube that shows both . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGbOiIvWLjc


Thanks. That is a very helpful video. :-P
Oct 3, 2011 15:44:24   #
mjs (a regular here)
 
Coopwire wrote:
I've seen in patterns and how-to books that M1 increases in stockinette are considered invisible. However, when I do them, there is always a little hole...whether I knit in the back or the front of the bar that I have picked up. What am I doing wrong?


Just twist the bar that you pick up.
 
Oct 3, 2011 23:13:15   #
yolicast
 
I think that you you increase one by knitting and then another one by purling in the same stitch. Could be wrong though. All these wonderful ladies on this site are way more talented than me and you might get a different answer.
Oct 3, 2011 23:42:41   #
pb54116
 
yolicast wrote:
I think that you you increase one by knitting and then another one by purling in the same stitch. Could be wrong though. All these wonderful ladies on this site are way more talented than me and you might get a different answer.


That's one way to increase; another is the "make one" (M1).
Dec 4, 2011 09:40:08   #
Mum7
 
The site which Joy Marshall gave is fantastic. It answered a couple of my queries straght away, and the videos are very interesting.
 
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