M1p is used to twist the elongated running yarn* created when working the Make Scallops of Chinchero Mini. The instructions are specific to that application.
M1 as an Instruction
M1 is a commonly used increase in knitting. I don’t usually use M1 as an increase because I prefer lifted increases that work into the stitch below.
The running yarn referred to in the M1 is picked up from the RS. The needle is going under the yarn from front to back. Use whichever needle is easiest for you to pick up the running yarn between two scallops. If you pick it up with the right needle, slip the running yarn to the left needle. If you pick it up with the left needle you are ready to go.
M1p makes a new stitch from the running yarn by purling into the back leg. The twist created by the p1-b will also shorten the running yarn, helping to close the gap between the stitches of the two scallops.
- Take your right needle behind the left needle. As to purl, go into the back leg of the running yarn just placed on the left needle as to purl (it is a bit tricky!).
- The right needle should go under the left needle. This puts the needle into position to wrap or scoop to make a purl stitch.
You have accomplished M1p!
*running yarn: it is the yarn at the base of/connecting two stitches. It is part of the stitch.