I am knitting a child’s hat and it says to K1, M1. I know that M1 meANS TO MAKE ONE STITCH. Does this mean to add a stitch after the knitted one just by looping the wool around the needle?

Sometimes the pattern tells you which M1 increase (replacement) stitch they want. However, M1 usually refers to this method: http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?faqKey=77&store=/stores/eyarn

Amy also has videos listed on the web site showing different increase styles: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/increases

Welcome to the board.

A lot of times a simple backward loop around the right hand needle is all you need to do and works nicely. Maybe that is what you meant.

I think if you do a yarn over to add a stitch it will make a hole or eyelett where you do that…

hey try this… :slight_smile:

You can do a YO, but if you knit through the back loop on the next row, it makes the hole smaller. It’s like doing the backward loop increase.

The backward loop is not the same thing as a yarn over is someone thought maybe it was.