Picking up too many stitches with k1, yo?


Baffled by this - I started out with 33 stitches in the pattern, then did this row:
LT, p5, *skp, [k1, yo] twice, k1, k2tog, p5; repeat from * once more, LT.

Stitch explanations:
LT (Left Twist) = Knit into the back of the second stitch on the left needle leaving the stitch on the needle, knit the first stitch on the left needle, slipping both stitches off the needle.
skp = Slip next stitch as if to knit to right needle, knit next stitch, lift slipped stitch over knit stitch and off needle.And I ended up with 38 stitches, instead of the 33 it should have had.
yo= no explanation given

What did I do wrong? I think I must have somehow messed up the [k1, yo] part, although I thought I was following the instructions in this video correctly.

Any guesses on where I went wrong, and suggestions for how to do it right?

  • Doris


The [k1, yo] isn’t supposed to be an increase in a stitch as in the video. It’s worked twice as knit the next stitch, yarn over between sts, knit the next stitch, yo between sts and then on to the rest of the row. You should use 2sts to work this sequence.
For the yarn over, bring the yarn to the front between the needles and then over the right needle to the back. That’s it. You continue with the next stitch whatever the instructions in the pattern are.
Here’s a video:


Thank you so much! Your answers are always so clear and helpful - I really appreciate it. I’ll try it again tonight, and with any luck I should end up with the right number of stitches this time.