Sometimes, for decorative effect, you may want to make increases that lean either right or left. Here’s how to do it!

Make 1 Right (m1R)

To “make 1 right” (m1R), pick up the bar between the last stitch you knit and the one you’re about to knit, bringing the needle from the back to the front.

Make 1 Right (m1R) + Make 1 Left (m1L) | Purl Soho

Then knit into the front of this stitch.

Make 1 Right (m1R) + Make 1 Left (m1L) | Purl Soho

Make 1 Left (m1L)

To “make 1 left” (m1L), pick up the bar between the stitch you knit and the one you’re about to knit, bringing the needle from front to back.

Make 1 Right (m1R) + Make 1 Left (m1L) | Purl Soho

Then knit into the back of the stitch.

Make 1 Right (m1R) + Make 1 Left (m1L) | Purl Soho