Thanks for your help with my yo, sl 1 pwise, yo. You saved the day. And yet I'm stumped again. I understand that yo is an increase, it leaves a hole, etc. But there's something basic about yo and purls that I'm missing. I'm now called upon to k, yo, ssp, k. The yo brings the yarn in front, but if the next stitch is a purl, it's not really a yo. It's just a knit followed by a ssp. With the yarn in front after the ssp, the following knit stich gives me a yo after the ssp rather than before it. What am I missing? Many thanks, once again.