Which stitch?

Trying to create my own first piece - just a shawl. going to keep it simple so I’ll be pleased. How do I know which increase to use (M1A, M1T, M1B, M1F front or back of next stitch ?) and how many per row at what end or both? - some patterns add 1 inc. p/row others as many as 4 w/ 2 @ ea. end. Thanks to anyone who has time and know-how to answer! This is my first post ever to a forum page! :rollseyes:

You really have to determine what shape you want to make your shawl to decide how many increases to make. And play around with the increases to see which looks best and is closest to what you have in mind.

I’m sorry I can’t be more specific.