M1r, k1, m1L and m1L, k1, m1r; a tutorial

M1r, k1, m1L and m1L, k1, m1r are the last of the centered double increases I’ll look at in this series. Naomi suggested them, because they are centered on one stitch and fairly small, although they are built from the links between the central stitch and the neighboring stitches. I think I put them off until last because I have to think about right and left so much with them!

M1r, k1, m1L swatch, I used m1Lp, p1, m1rp for the purl-ish increases, and for the M1L, k1, m1r swatch, I used m1rp, p1, m1Lp for the purl-ish increases.

The swatches were worked according to this pattern

Whenever you are using m1 in a pattern, pay careful attention to how your left and right twist lines look with other main lines in your pattern, the direction can be the difference between gauche and gorgeous, hopefully glancing through these swatches will help both of us know which one we like best in different settings.

 

Here are the two swatches side by side with the right side showing.

 

and here there are one right side up, one back side up, to show why I’ve been putting these ones off for so long: the reverse stockinette side matches the opposite swatch’s stockinette side, and the same of the other one.

m1L, k1, m1R
m1L, k1, m1R
m1R pwise, p1, m1L pwise
m1R pwise, p1, m1L pwise
m1R, k1, m1L
m1R, k1, m1L
m1L pwise, p1, m1R pwise
m1L pwise, p1, m1R pwise

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