Make One Purl (M1P)

Sometimes a pattern calls for a Make One increase on the purl side of the fabric. Watch this video to learn how to execute a left leaning and right leaning M1P. A third M1P is demonstrated and is used in decorative stitch patterns.

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  1. Donna
    Posted September 9, 2011 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    In the demo of: Make One Purl, is decorative increase the same as “purl into the bar from the row below”? My pattern reads K2, M, P, M, next is a cable seq. If not where can I see this done? Thanks

  2. Posted September 9, 2011 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Donna, It sounds as if you should do the first Make One in the demo. The decorative option will leave a small hole and I’m guessing that would not look best with cables. Keep me updated on your project. Happy knitting!

  3. Donna
    Posted September 10, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for your support. I am a beginner and I am making The Fenimore hat from Brooklyn Tweed. I made guage with a six instead of recommended 8. If this hat fits me I will be thrilled and motivated to continue with something other than scarves, in the past I have not had to use guage. In this project I am learning new ways to apply K&P and repeat pattern reading. It is a woven ridge that is made by 4 different types of slipped stitches on cables needles that makes this hat attractive. You can see at Brooklynns website. I think I made a mistake in the beginning of round 7. I want to take off the entire round. Can I do this without messing up the increase row below? How? There were 12 increases in that round.

  4. Posted September 11, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    You can place a lifeline in the row below and this will preserve the increase row. Check out my Lifeline video for assistance. Keep me posted on your progress!

  5. Rainy
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for posting this video which is very helpful.

  6. martha
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    i love the make one purl, i’ve knit for along time, but hadn’t seen that one, thanks for the video, absolutely great

  7. lynne
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT instructions!!! And that is after looking at many others. thank you.

  8. Sheila Saxelby
    Posted June 24, 2013 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    Very helpful as I am new to knitting and have chosen a pattern which is very challenging so need as much help as I can get. I have always wanted to learn to knit and now with such helpful people and the Internet, well, I feel that I can tackle anything! So thank you once again, I’m sure it will take me quite a long time to finish the project that I have started so will be visiting this site frequently for help.

  9. Posted June 24, 2013 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    I’m happy to help!

  10. Caroline
    Posted February 10, 2015 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Thanks bunches for the video on M1-P R & L. Very clear and perfectly explained the technique so I can tackle my sweater project.
    Thank you!

  11. Posted February 11, 2015 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    You are very welcome!

  12. KnitFoolDeirdre
    Posted May 15, 2015 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Your video was great. I really appreciated that you not only showed how to do each of the 3 increases, but you also showed how the resulting stitch looked from the right side, which explained the right and left lean.

  13. Posted May 18, 2015 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad you found the video helpful!

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