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To NANALEAH re yo and posting in the archives
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: April 12, 2009 03:04PM

First, to answer your question, just lay the yarn over your rigt needle. The point of the right needle will be facing away from you. The position of yarn and needles is exactly the same as if you were going to start a purl row. But instead of inserting your needle into the old stitch as if to purl, you take the tip around and insert in standard knitting position.
Oddly enough this is a frequent problem for beginners who make that yo without meaning to.

Once you do your second stitch you will see that you have two stitches on your right needle.

If you were actually going to start a purl row with a yo, you would point the right needle toward you with the yarn lying over the needle. Then you would move the point into purl position and isert it.

Now a word about posting in the archives.

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