Scarf pattern - basic questions

I’m taking a look at this scarf pattern here that I might attempt at some point in the near future (why? I’m a total newbie and I tend to bite off more than I can chew. Lol) and I have a couple questions.

Rows:
1 and all odd rows: purl all
2: k3 (ssk, k5, yo) k1

I know that “ssk”=slip slip knit, but how exactly do you do that?

Also, I’ve read what a yarn-over is, but since I’ve never tried it, I’m not too familiar with how it’s done. Is there a video someone can point me to? And does a yarn-over in this case count as a stitch?

Thanks!

The YO counts as a stitch only after you make it, it doesn’t use a stitch, it adds one and you just wrap the yarn around the needle like you do for a knit st. The ssk is a dec (which offsets the yo inc). Slip 2 sts knit wise from L to R needle, insert the L needle into the front of them and wrap the yarn around the R needle to knit them together. There’s a video on the Decreases page and the YO is on the Increases page. Or you can find them and a lot of other terms with videos on the Glossary page.

SSK is a decrease and YO is an increase. There’s a tab for videos at the top of the page. Take a look at those then come back to this thread if you need more help. :teehee:

Beautiful scarf. I want to do it to. Maybe you should start a KAL for it.

What’s a KAL?

KAL = Knit Along. Sorry, I should have spelled it out. Everyone works on the same project and shares the fun.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=21

A KnitALong, where people work on the same pattern at approximately the same time and help each other out.