Knitting WYIF? What exactly does that mean?

I am confused about directions in my sampler that say “sl 1 wyif.” I know it means “with yarn in front” but I am not sure of this stitch. Any suggestions??? Thanks. Janice

It means to slip stitch with yarn in front.

So just slip the stitch on the left needle knitwise over to the right hand needle.

If the pattern doesn’t specify whether you are to slip the stitch knitwise or purlwise, I always slip purlwise. Slipping knitwise twists the stitch which can be a problem later on, depending on what the stitch pattern is.

you know, come to think of it, I meant purlwise… oops.

Are you knitting the Backyard Leaves scarf by any chance?