Very easy question: YO

susan_onMarch 3, 2007

How do you YO (yarn over) properly? The instructions in the book I have aren't clear to me. I appreciate any help with this.

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jjknitter

3-3-07
YO (Yarn over) YON (yarn over needle) SAME THING.
On Knit row, take yarn under needle to front side and now
throw over the top of the right needle and knit next stitch
or whatever. This will create a small hole for lace effect
and usually there is a decrease in same row so stitch count
remains the same. On next row knit or purl the yarn over
as a regular stitch.
Hope this helps and good luck.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2007 at 11:45PM
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sheilajoyce_gw

You are basically making a new stitch, and with a hole in the pattern. If you are purling prior to the stitch, just pull the yarn over the right hand needle and then do the next stitch, whether it is knit or purl. If it is a purl, you will end up going all the way around the needle. And if you are knitting, you just pull the yarn from the back to the front over the right hand needle and then do a k or p, whatever the directions say.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2007 at 2:51AM
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susan_on

So you can bring the yarn to the front over or under the right hand needle?
By the way, I love this forum. I really appreciate it as a resource.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2007 at 9:33AM
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sheilajoyce_gw

The yarn MUST go over the needle at one point. If you are knitting before the YO and will make a knit stitch after it, then pull the yarn forward between the needles before making the stitch, then pull the yarn from in front of the right needle over the needle and to the back of your work so you can knit.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2007 at 2:11PM
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susan_on

Thank you Sheilajoyce. That helps a lot.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2007 at 10:57AM
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