I've been using mirrored increases a lot lately; and I've had several students and customers ask about them recently, too. So I thought I'd share with you my little "cheat sheet" for Mirrored Increases: M1R (make one right) and M1L (make one left). Cut and paste it, print it out, and keep it in with your knitting notions so you can always be reminded how to do them J
Working these mirrored increases is similar to working a k2tog on one end of your work and an ssk on the other, although K2tog and ssk are mirrored decreases. A k2tog slants to the right and an ssk slants to the left.
Try it out, and stop by The Naked Sheep Knit Shop if you have any questions about how to do them!
M1R (Make one right) = Using the needle in your left hand, pick up the horizontal bar in between the stitches from the back to the front and knit it through the front loop.
M1L (Make one left) = Using the needle in your left hand, pick up the horizontal bar in between the stitches from the front to the back and knit it through the back loop.