OK, this is my day for increase questions, LOL .
So i know how to do M1L and M1R. My question is for when a pattern says to do a m1 increase. I used to assume that it meant to judst do your preferred inc, left or right , since direction didnt seem to matter. ( i like m1L better) But then i came across a pattern that described the m1 increase as just doing a backward loop over the RHN. Then it is knit on the following row. SO it is essentially like preparing for a m1 increase, but not working it until later. Conversely, the m1R or m1L increase could be thought of as performing a m1 backward loop increase and working it right away, but a full row later than called for in the pattern.
so now i am confused - when a pattern says to make one, do they want me to knit it right away (as one does when performing a m1L or m1R) or am i being told to just wrap a backward loop around the RHN with my working yarn, then continue on, knitting that loop on the following row?
Is there ever a time when i would not want to just work it as a m1l or r right away? (i understand that lace patterns would require certain attention, but any other knitting project, where i just want to increase stitches - why would i just make a loop, instead of making a loop and then knitting it?
again,,, i hope i make sense, LOL. I am just confused because i am seeing "make one" defined in different ways.
thanks in advance :o)