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Date: 4/23/13 4:54 PM

I am a beginning knitter. When I make increases on socks with the make one right and left, I seem to leave a little hole. Is this correct? I am knitting the socks from the toe up.

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In reply to Elaine Dougan

Date: 4/23/13 5:15 PM

That's not uncommon. You will get a bigger hole if you're not twisting the stitch as you knit it. Usually, the directions for M1L and M1R will have you twist it as you knit it but you might want to make sure that you are if the holes are very noticeable.

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In reply to JEF

Date: 4/23/13 5:38 PM

Thanks. The hole is not very big and I am twisting the stitch.

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Date: 4/23/13 6:35 PM

When you M1 (make one), be sure and knit in the BACK of the stitch after lifting the yarn onto the left hand needle - which twists the stitch. The increase should then be invisible.
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In reply to Elaine Dougan

Date: 4/23/13 9:49 PM

Coincidentally, I just saw this on Ravelry. I haven't followed the link yet but sure seems on topic for your question

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KRL or KLL at www.knittinghelp.com/videos/increases

These are the most invisible increases I have found. Easy to execute, too!


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