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pattyp - "yarn forward" - and note about how to post
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: November 25, 2008 09:32PM

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So please, post questions as a new topic and do the same with answers to posts that you find buried in the archives.

Pattyp's question appears on the next page, for those of you who like to keep things cleaned up.

Patty, bringing the yarn forward is as simple as taking it from the knit position to the purl position. In other words from behind your needles to in front of your needles.

BUT you must do this in between your needles, not over the top of them (a "yarn-over"). Picture the needles as a drawbridge and open it up to change the position of the yarn.

Sometimes you will be told to do this to work a stitch, sometimes you will just bring the yarn forward, slip the next stitch and move the yarn back to work the next stitch. In any event, moving the yarn in between the needles is what differentiates the yarn-forward from the yarn-over.

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