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    I am just learning how to knit (thanks to my MIL for those awesome knitting books for Christmas!). I was making a beret (pics to follow in a bit) and it calls for M1 increases. Whenever I do a M1, I always end up with a hole in the fabric. the finished item is cute, but i would prefer it without the holes. Is there any way to prevent this? am i doing it wrong? Thanks!!!
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    How are you doing the M1 increases? By doing a yarn over? If you M1 by knitting in the front and back of the same stitch, it generally eliminates the holse.

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    The holes weren't as big when i did the front and back... but the original was "picking up the bar", they described a bar between the two stitches, and I did it that way and there were holes. The knit through front and back made smaller holes. Is there a way to make no holes when increasing? Thank you for your help!!!

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    Try this:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOI_oXPm1iA"]YouTube- No Gusset Holes![/ame]

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    When I do a M1, I knit through the back of the stitch...twisting it and closing up that hole. I don't like the M1 stitch way of increasing, because like you said there are still small-ish holes. I think the better your tension gets, the less noticeable the holes are.

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    I definitely still have to work on my tension. it's nowhere near where the guidelines are!

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    You might enjoy a HUGE web site called Ravelry-tons of info about patterns, techinques, yarns, and lots of fourms for special interest eg socks, or knitters who love cats, or dogs, or NCIS and on and on. I am here and there daily!!

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