A mirror image of Make One Left in both appearance and execution, this increase leans to the right.
- Spread your needles apart a little bit until you can see the little ladder in between the stitches.
- Using your right-hand needle, scoop the ladder onto your left-hand needle, with the left-hand needle going under the loop from back to front.
- Use your finger to to make a little room in front of the front loop of the new loop.
- Knit this new stitch through the front loop.
- The result: an increase whose front leg looks like it leans to the right.
The Finished M1R – Make One Right
If you look closely at what you’ve just made, you’ll make some discoveries.
- See the little twisted stitch? That’s the ladder you picked up and knitted into. When you knit into the back loop of a stitch, it twists it, which also tightens it up a little bit.
- See how the front leg of the twisted stitch leans to the right? That’s why this stitch is called the make one right.
- If you knit several more stitches and look back at the increase, you’ll see that it looks like it’s coming out of nowhere. That’s why it’s called an invisible increase.