Terry from Jimmy Beans Wool explains how to do M1R and M1L increases.
Make One Left (M1L)
To do a M1L increase you will need to have at least one stitch on your right hand needle.
Look at your knitting between the two needles. See the little bar between the two stitches? With your left needle pick up this bar going from front to back.
Now, knit the loop you now have on your left needle through the back loop just as you would a normal knit through the back loop.
By knitting through the back loop you are adding a left twist to the increase, making it invisible. Without the twist you will get an eyelet much like a small yarnover instead of an invisible increase.
Make One Right (M1R)
This increase is the same as a M1L except:
with your left needle you will pick up the bar between the stitches from back to front
knit it through the front loop, adding a right twist.
Perhaps an easy way to remember this is:
M1L - pick up front to back, knit in the back - front, back, back
M1R - pick up back to front, knit in the front - back, front, front
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