I am attempting to knit an afghan and the pattern calls for 'M1'. I know how to do a M1 but this pattern has the note -
M1: Inc by making a backward loop over RH needle.
The row this is in goes like this -
K1, p2, k2, (p1, k1, M1) 4 times, p2, k2 (22 sts)
I tried doing the M1 by wraping the yarn around the needle from the back clockwise but then when I do the purl stitch the yarn on the RH needle looks wrong. It looks as if I forgot to put the yarn in front when doing a purl stitch. Does that make sense? But if I wrap the yarn going the other direction aren't I just doing a yarn over?
I've searched the internet and appearantly this is a technique by Elizabeth Zimmerman except I can't find any illustrations that would help me see what to do.
I was wondering if anyone out there had tried this before and could give me a heads up on how to do it. Oh the pattern I am making, just in case anyone has made this before, is from a book called 'Big-Needle Knit Afghans' from House of White Birches. It is the Cable Blocks pattern on page 151.
Thanks for your help!