Make I Mi

This is another way to increase one stitch and is often used when increasing stitches after a rib.The new stitch is made between two existing stitches using the horizontal thread that lies between the stitches - called the running thread.This is an invisible increase and is harder to see when counting.

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To twist the made stitch to the left

1 Knit to the point where the increase is to be made. Insert the tip of the left-hand needle under the running thread from front to back.

2 Knit this loop through the back to twist it. By twisting it you prevent a hole appearing where the made stitch is.

3 If you are working MI on a purl row, you purl the loop through the back.

To twist the made stitch to the right

1 Knit to the point where the increase is to be made. Insert the tip of the left-hand needle under the running thread from back to front.

2 Knit this loop through the front to twist it.

3 If you are working MI on a purl row, you purl the loop through the front.

the result: INVISIBLE INCREASES

Being able to twist MI to the right or left is useful when using this increase to shape a sleeve; the increases will be in pairs. On a knit row. you knit two stitches, then work a MI twisted to the right knit to the last two stitches, then work a MI twisted to the left. On a purl row, purl two stitches and work a MI twisted to the left, then purl to the last two stitches and work a MI twisted to the right

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