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.
Many patterns call for the use of a kfb (knit front and back). This abbreviation is used for a knitting increase made by knitting into the front and back of a stitch. It is an easy and quick increase that turns one stitch into two. The resulting new stitch leaves a bump similar to a purl bump. Try your hand at this elementary increase demonstrated in my newest video.
A make one increase (M1) is a nearly invisible increase creating a knit stitch. Many of today’s designers prefer the make one over the popular kfb (knit into front and back of stitch) which creates a knit stitch followed by a purl stitch. Discriminating knitters can use the Make One Left and Make One Right for beautiful leaning increases in gussets and yokes. Confused? Watch my newest video and try this easy to execute increase.
A make one is featured in my Super Simple Heel.
A purl increase is made by purling into the front and back of a stitch. Use of this stitch allows the knitter to increase while maintaining the established pattern. Try this increase the next time you are faced with increasing into a purl stitch and give your knitting a professional touch!
A central double increase creates three stitches from one knit stitch. This beautiful stitch is often found in lace knitting. It is also an excellent choice for raglan seams in top down sweater knitting.