Knitting - yarn over question : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread

I am a beginning knitter and have a question. I know how to yarn over; however, when the directions say, for instance: k2, yo, k1, p1 --- do I k2, and then yo by knitting in the next stich or do I just put the yarn over?. In other words do I k2, put the yarn over, k1, then p1. Or do I k2, put the yarn over and also kit a stich, then k1, then p1?

I hope it makes sense what I am asking. I am trying to figure out if the yarn just goes over (end of yo) or if I need to knit a stich to complete the yo before proceeding (in the example above) to the k1, p1?

Thanks for your help!

-- Sue (, January 30, 2002


Just k2, yo, k1 p1. In other words, (hehehe)you don't need to knit a stitck to complete the yo, it will be "complete" when you purl it on the next row, (wrong side.)

-- CJ (, January 30, 2002.

I have been knitting ever since I was a kid, and I am 72 years old, got any questions just E mail me. You do not knit the yo. Just put the yarn over, and knit next stitch, this gives you those pretty holes, The next row should always be a purl across, If you are makeing dimonds, each row will have more knit between each yarn over, and then the knit will decrease on dimond when it is getting narrower. God Bless Irene

-- Irene texas (, January 30, 2002.

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