My question is, m1p is it the same as m1b or m1f??? I am using a pattern from a Debbie Bliss book. It says m1p, to pick up bar between and purl thru the back. I have tried and and it doesn’t work right. I went to knittinghelp.com to watch the videos and it is either a m1f or m1b.

Do you insert the needle the right way to purl through back? And do you wind the yarn around the right way?
That were my difficulties with purling tbl, (as well as p2tog tbl and p3tog tbl…)
I still don’t like doing that.
It’s not obvious, maybe you should check the video “p2tog tbl”, which is found under “decreases”, “k2tog tbl”. Just under that video, you’ll find a video with “p2tog tbl”, and you do that but with only 1 stitch.

Well, I’m pretty sure m1p = make 1 purl. However, on the Vogue Knitting site it says to purl into the front of the loop and on the Lion Brand web site it says to purl into the back of the loop (which can be a pain). I believe like regular knit make 1s you have different options depending on how you lift the bar in between the loops. If you are doing it the VK way (http://www.vogueknitting.com/node/324) lifting the bar back to front versus the LB way (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=77&language=) lifting the bar from front to back. The two methods will probably result in either different leanings and or a tighter stitch; you could probably get away with either method depending on which one is more comfortable for you. HTH and that it wasn’t information overload.

it is suppose to be a increase not a decrease. it says to make one by picking up the loop lying between st just worked and next st and working into back of it… i just need a visual and the vidoes on knittinghelp only show for a m1f and m1b… so does the m1p refer to the m1f or m1b??

I know that it is an increase, but the decrease video shows you how to correctly insert the needle and wrap the yarn to purl through back.

You would do it like a regular M1, but purl into it instead of knit. Make sure that you do so with a twist in it so it doesn’t leave a hole.

There are videos for a m1p on the Increases page, under m1L and M1R