I am trying to make a new pattern that has yarn over, I can not seem to get it right. Help....
Mon, 04/30/2012 - 12:39
A yarn over is simply wrapping your yarn around the needle before undertaking the next step in your knitting. You can wrap your yarn in either direction although one direction will give you a slightly longer yarn over than the other. Being consistent in which direction you wrap is most important. You can find videos at www.knittinghelp.com
For me, my standard yarn overs work as follows:
A yarn over from a knit stitch to a knit stitch, work a knit stitch, then to do your yarn over bring the yarn forward BETWEEN your needles, take it back OVER the top of the needle, then you knit the next stitch.
A yarn over from a purl stitch to a purl stitch, work a purl then, then take the yarn back OVER the top of your needle and bring it forward BETWEEN your needles, then you purl the next stitch.
A yarn over from a knit stitch to a purl stitch, work a knit stitch, bring the yarn forward BETWEEN the needles then take it back OVER the needle then bring it forward again BETWEEN the needles, then purl the next stitch.
A yarn over from a purl stitch to a knit stitch, take the yarn back OVER the needle, then knit the next stitch.
Keep in mind that a yarn over describes the action of wrapping your yarn around the needle. You will need to look at the following instructions on what to do next. Some new knitters associate a yo with a k1 so they think that these two steps are required to form a yarn over. A yarn over is a yarn over and a k1 is a k1, two separate actions.
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