I just reviewed all the M1 variation videos and see that an M1 in the ladder between (**M1F or make one front) works the knit into the back of the loop (inducing a twist in the stitch). I was mistakenly thinking of the **Decorative Increase (linked to the continental style KH video by Amy) which isn't twisted.
So the **Decorative Increase is equivalent to a YO... blah (what I struck through in my quote applies to a decorative increase) An M1 gives the stitch a twist which closes the hole even more (or completely?).
[SIZE="1"]** Amy says, "The names M1A, M1T, KRL, KLL, M1B, and M1F are my own names, and not standard by any means."
M1L (make one left) she calls M1F (make one front) I would call it (Make one, Left twist)
The M1R (make one right) she calls M1B (make one back) and I would call it (make one, right twist).
Then what Amy calls a decorative increase is just making one between without any twist at all. Perhaps that why I thought it was call an M1.
What she calls an M1A (make one away) and M1T (make one towards) look like a simple loop CO between stitches with the working tail either pointing away for to the front which depends on the way the CO loop is twisted.[/SIZE]
:oops: I've learned something new. [/color]