The “make one right” increase allows you to add stitches to knitted rows that are in progress. These increases will lean toward the right, so your work will grow in a rightward direction. This increase is especially helpful in knitting sweaters because it allows you to create larger spaces for arms and shoulders.
Below you will find both video and written guides to help you learn how to knit M1R increases.
Video Guide: How to Knit Make One Right (M1R) Increases
Written Guides: How to Knit Make One Right (M1R) Increases
M1R, Step 1:
Locate the strand of yarn that is between two live stitches and just below your needles.
M1R, Step 2:
Insert the tip of your left needle under the strand between the live stitches from back to front.
M1R, Step 3:
You will now have a new live stitch on your left needle tip.
M1R, Step 4:
Insert the right needle tip into the front leg of the new live stitch.
M1R, Step 5:
With the right needle tip, grab the working yarn and draw it through the stitch.
M1R, Step 6:
Slide the stitch you have just worked into off your left needle, allowing the new stitch to remain on your right needle.
Return to the Knitting Increases Page to learn more increases.
Once you have shaped the thumb opening of a glove or mitten, you will usually be instructed to slip the thumb stitches onto a stitch holder. In the next lesson I will show you how.