M1L | Make 1 Left | Increase

M1L | Make 1 Left | Increase

The M1L (Make One Left) increase is a method used to create a new stitch from the bar between stitches.  This increases the total number of stitches on your needle while also forming a left-leaning slant in the fabric.


Written Tutorial

  1. Work up to the point of the increase.  Notice the bar in-between the stitches on either needle?

  2. Insert your left needle tip from front to back underneath this bar.

  3. Lift it onto the needle.

  4. Push your needles together to create some slack in this new loop, then hold this in place with your finger.

  5. Insert your right needle into the BACK of the raised bar.

  6. Wrap the yarn around anticlockwise as usual and pull the loop through.

  7. Slide the bar off the needle and your M1L increase is complete.
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