Help with k1, yo, p1

The pattern I am working on is written like this:

[k1, yo, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, yo, p1, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo]

I am having a problem with the yo, p1. How do you yo and then p1? I tried to bring the yarn forward, then wrap around once, and then purl, but I end up with too many stitches. Do I just bring the yarn forward after the k1, and then p1? And if I do that, it seems that I would be skipping the yo.

I am very confused, and keep ending up with the wrong number of stitches.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


To do a yo before a purl, just bring the yarn forward like you would for a purl, then back OVER your right needle, and then back to the front UNDER the needle, to purl the stitch. You should have the one loop made from doing the ‘front, over back, front’.:thumbsup:

You’re right since you have to bring the yarn to the front to purl, you wouldn’t get the yo. The first example, bring the yarn fwd, then over the needle, then fwd to purl is correct. But if you think that makes the YO too loose, you can bring the yarn loosely over the needle from the back to purl. When you work it the next row, it will be seated differently and you need to go through the back leg so it won’t twist.

Thank you, thank you both so much!!! :muah: :muah: :muah:

Now I can go back a retry this row without loosing my mind! :slight_smile: