How to Fix a M1 without Unknitting

Sometimes you’re just knitting along, in the rhythm, not really thinking about it, and all of a sudden you realize that you forgot to do an increase on the last row. 

Ugh! What to do? Do you “fudge” it and do it on the current row? Do you rip your work back to the mistake and re-knit it all? 

I say NO! 

It’s easy to fix a forgotten m1 when you discover it in the next row! 

In this video, I show you how to fix a make one left (m1l) and make one right (m1r) without having to rip out your work. This method only works when knitting in the round.

How to Fix a Forgotten M1 when Knitting in the Round

How to Fix a Forgotten M1 when Knitting Flat

If you are knitting a flat project and need to fix a forgotten m1, use the same method by working the 2 strands below the current row. However, do your m1’s purlwise.

To fix a forgotten m1r (done knitwise), do a m1r purlwise (m1pr). To fix a forgotten m1l (done knitwise), do a m1l purlwise (m1pl). Learn how to do those stitches in my m1 tutorial.

This tutorial was originally developed for the Goat Whisperer’s Fingerless Gloves Knit Along in the Knit Along Club. Each knit along includes written and video tutorials to guide you through every step of the pattern – and they’re all online so you can participate from the comfort of your home! Click here to learn how we can help you become a better, faster, more confident knitter.

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