The M1R is a nearly invisible increase.
It also doesn’t leave a hole.
If your pattern just says to M1, they’re typically expecting you to work the M1L – NOT this stitch.
How to work the M1R
You need to have at least one stitch on the right needle in order to work this increase. In our example, we already have several stitches on the right needle.
Step 1: Working with the running thread between the two needles,
pick it up with the left needle from back to front (this is the opposite way you do it for the M1/M1L.
Step 2: Knit into the front of the stitch you just picked up on your left needle.
That’s it! Now wasn’t that easy?
Here it is after we’ve worked a few M1R’s in the same row.
They can be used in lots of places, but two that we’re quite fond of are on the toe of a sock and also at the raglan seams. For both of these applications, we also recommend using the increase leaning the other way, the M1/M1L.