The M1 is an invisible increase stitch worked with a
left or right slant. The right slant is usually used on
the left side of the loom and the left slant on the
right. To keep a hole from formed, this increase stitch
is twisted when it is knit. Because this increase is
formed between two stitches, it is not included in the
stitch count. Caveat: European pattern instructions
that call for an M1 often mean the American "increase"
whereas others use it as a method of increasing.
Make1 Increase Stitch
Does not increase stitch
Invisibility is needed
M1 Slanting Right Knitwise
M1 Slanting Left Knitwise
M1 Slanting Right Purlwise
M1 Slanting Left Purlwise
This stitch is worked on the left side of the
loom generally at the second stitch of an even
Move the wrap on the last peg over one to
Find the bar that runs in between the
From the inside of the loom, lift the bar
with your knitting tool.
Twist it counterclockwise and place the new
small loop on the empty peg.