I always thought that M1R leaned to the right and that M1L leaned towards the left.
for instance if you were knitting a gusset in the round then when you are looking at the gusset (which forms a V shape) and you are going to do one increase before and one increase after your stitch marker - then your first increase would be an M1L (it’s the left side of the V) and the 2nd increase (the one just before the stitch marker when you are knitting back around because you knit the left side first and then around to the right side of the V with the right side increase being your last increase before you get back to your stitch marker.) would be an M1R.
now I’ve been told that is wrong. But I went and looked at one pattern that I have and it is done this way but knittinghelp.com shows it the opposite.
it shows it that M1R leans to the left and M1L leans to the right.
which is correct?
I’m thinking the knittinghelp would obviously be correct but I’m a bit confused.
One lady said that M1L means because the increase is done on the left side of the gusset - but why would you do a right slanting increase on the left side of the gusset - you want the right slanting increase on the right side of your gusset.