I've started doing a Yarn over as an increase if I have a lot of them. The next row I knit into the back of it to put the twist in and prevent there being a hole and then it is basically a M1. It works in patterns without too much fancy stuff. Possibly find a picture/video of knitting into the back of the stitch if you aren't familiar.
I got the idea from an Elizabeth Zimmermann book where she says "the simplest increase is just a firm backwards loop over the needle"
In a pattern it says to M1 in the middle of every row. I went online to see videos of how to M1 and everything seemed over complicated with M1L or M1R etc, I know they give a slanting effect but I can't find a simple M1 instruction, can I just kfb instead?