What does m1p mean?
Make 1 Purlwise
Make 1 Purlwise (m1p) is a very useful technique when you’re increasing on the purl side of the fabric. By simply purling into the front loop versus the back loop, m1p leans right or left on the knit side of the fabric, imitating the look of the usual knitwise m1R (make 1 right) and m1L (make 1 left).
Why does my knitting look like purling?
The most likely culprit is that you are wrapping your yarn the wrong way around your needle on either the knit side, the purl side, or both. You should always wrap the yarn counterclockwise around your needle.