I am confused. M1R looks like it leans to the left on the blue strip where the increases are shown, and M1L looks like it leans to the right, that is, the increases grow on the right. Am I seeing this correctly, and why is it called the opposite of what it does?
I am trying to do the Lacy Karius (a stockinette version of the Baktus scarf) pattern from Ravelry, and it says to M1 by picking up the loop below the stitch just worked and knit it, but this leaves an unsightly hole in my knitting and I don’t like it, so have been using the M1R (I pick up the bar between the stitch I just worked and the next one on the left needle, and knit into the front of it. This seems to be pretty invisible, at least it doesn’t leave a hole). Is this ok? Any other suggestions? Many thanks!