i thought that was what it meant too. however, using it that way the instructions don't make sense. the magazine is simply knitting and the instructions read:
k2tog, yf, k1, yf, skpo, k5, rep from
so far so good. but the next line reads:
k2tog, (k1,yf) twice, k1, skpo, k3, rep from
sounds to me like a yarn over, wouldn't you say? but in the "abbreviations" section of the pattern, "yf" means yarn forward, and "yon" means yarn over needle. are you just as confused as i am now?
the pattern is for a bonnet, and it shows an eyelet pattern. i should also point out that nowhere in the pattern does it have the abbreviation yon. maybe i'm just reading too much into this. but this is the main pattern for a layette set and it's gorgeous.
anyway, thanks for all your help!