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Make One Left (m1L) | Left Leaning Stitch Increase

Demystifying the Make One Left (m1L) Stitch

The "make 1 left" (M1L) increase is a knitting technique tailored for shaping and pattern coherence. This method involves lifting the strand between two stitches and knitting into it, resulting in a new stitch that elegantly leans to the left. Perfect your knitting projects with this precision increase.

To execute the make one light (m1L) stitch:

  1. With your left needle, pick up the strand between the last stitch you knit and the one you're about to knit. Bring the needle from front to back and leave the strand on the left needle.

  2. Insert the tip of your right needle knitwise into the back leg of the lifted strand.

  3. Knit into the back of the lifted strand as usual.

  4. Finally, slide the newly created stitch from the right needle to the left needle to complete the "make 1 left" increase.


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