Purl Yarn Overs?

Hello all,

I have a question about YO’s. I’m knitting from a chart that has K2Tog and YO’s on the RS, and on the WS, it says to P2Tog and Purl Yarn overs.

Silly me, I just purled the stitches that were supposed to be YO’s, and then couldn’t figure out why I had 48 sts when I was supposed to have 51. :doh:

What is a purl yarn over? Do I bring the yarn through a different way? What would happen if I just did a regular yarn over?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give! :hug:

I’ve never seen the stitch referred to as a “purl yarn-over”, but I do know there are different ways of doing a yarn-over, depending on what kind of stitch follows the yarn over.

(I’m probably telling you something you already know.) :wink:

If you do a yarn-over before a knit stitch, you just wrap the yarn.

If you do a yarn-over before a purl stitch, you have to wrap it twice.

Here’s Amy’s video that shows both:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/dynamic/php/video/index.php?file=/increase/yo-english-rds.mpg

I’ll have to take a look at that video–thanks, Shandeh! :hug:

ETA: Okay, I watched the videos for YO’s. I knit continental, so I only have to wrap it once. Maybe the instructions in my pattern are written with an english knitter in mind? :shrug:

I’ll try regular YO’s and see what happens. :teehee:

I think when they tell you to purl the YO’s, they’re referring to the YO’s you made in the previous row.

You’re probably right, Ingrid! :thumbsup:

By the way, IrishKnitter, here’s Amy’s video for Continental knitters.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/dynamic/php/video/index.php?file=/increase/yo-rds.mpg

That was my first thought too… sue

Yep, just purl them unless there is something in the pattern that makes you think they are referring to something else?