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17 May 2010 @ 09:42 am
When Pattern says YO  
Hi Everyone,
Im a rather new knitter and I have a question about reading a pattern when it says YO (Yarn Over. When it says YO, K3 does that mean you place the YO on each of the 3 knit stiches? Or just the first knitted stich?
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Sheryllykophile on May 17th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
I do believe it means yarn over and then knit three.
hobbitbabehobbitbabe on May 17th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
One yarn-over, and then three knit stitches. So you start out with three and you end up with four.

If they meant yo, K, yo, K, yo, K. they'd write it more like

*yo, K*, repeat between * twice.


[yo, K] three times.
Taradoerofnone on May 17th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Think of YO as its own stitch (in other words, an alternative to K or P). Yarn over once, then knit three.
dotty153 on May 17th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Yarn Over Question
Thank you to all of you!! I get it now! It took all your answers in three different ways...for me to REALLY get it!
Thanks again so much! Knitting is such a pleasure when I know Im doing it right! lol
Heather: facepalmkadenza on May 18th, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, beloved YO. I only discovered years after I started knitting that they were the reason my knitting got wider and wider. Everything I made turned out somewhat triangular.
dotty153 on May 18th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Oh Yes...Beloved Yarn over!
Yes...yes...yes... my project is getting wider! lol I was doing it wrong before I got all these wonderful answers to my question. I was putting the yarn over on each of the three K3! Im making a Spring Beret that is slouchy so ... (I think I did 8 rows of the pattern) so...I dont think it will matter much. But thanks to everyone that helped me here, Im doing it right now. I just hope I have enough yarn now!!!