Guest Author - Lisa Linnell-Olsen
The Make One Right is a fairly invisible knitted increase that uses the ladder rung or strand in between two knit stiches. The increase will slant to the right. This can be useful to shape your knitting project, or to create a bias in your project. If you need to mirror the increase to maintain symmetry, you can use a Make One Left increase.
The slanted Make One increases are used in many different garment projects. They can be used to create an invisible set of increases in sweater sleeves, as sleeves widen from wrist to shoulder area. In a skirt knit from the top down, the slanted increases can create a mirrored look as the skirt flares down from the waist. Make One increases are some of the most commonly called for increases in todayís knitting patterns.
If your pattern calls for a Make One Right, abbreviated into M1R, the slant of the stitch will give the item a needed touch. Using the wrong increase may not give as nice of a final result. Knowing how and when to use the right slanted increase will help to make your work look better.
Step 1 Very gently pull your two hands apart slightly to expose the strand between the two stitches where you would like to make your increase. Now insert the left needle tip under the strand from the back.
Step 2 The strand on the needles should look like the one in the picture at the beginning of this step. Now insert the right needle tip into the front of the loop. By putting the needle tip in the front of the loop, you twist the loop into a new stitch.
Step 3 with your needle tip inserted into the loop, you are now ready to wrap the yarn around the needle.
Step 4 You are almost there! Once you have the right needle tip looping the yarn, you simply need to pull it through your new stitch!
Step 5 all that you still need to do is to transfer your newly created right slanted stitch onto the right needle. Withdraw the left needle tip, and slightly tip the right needle.
If you are new to making this stitch or havenít done it in awhile, you may want to practice it on some waste yarn before knitting it into a project. This way you can have a smooth gauge and transition.