Yarn Over Question

Hey All,

probably a simple question but will one always drop a yarn over stich on the subsequent row??

so say row three you do the yarn over, on row four when you get to that extra stich do you drop it, so that there is a hole??

I’m trying to have a hole one either side of a stich so the pattern is yarn over, stich, yarn over… but when i do it my stiches around the yarn over are much bigger than all the others! Is this just because i’m not stiching them tight enough??

thanks for the help :slight_smile:

Depends on what the pattern says. Usually, to keep the stitch count the same, there will be a k2tog one side or the other of the y/o.

so say row three you do the yarn over, on row four when you get to that extra stich do you drop it, so that there is a hole??

There will be a hole regardless. Most times, though, chances are you will be required to knit/purl that y/o in order to keep the stitch count.

I’m trying to have a hole one either side of a stich so the pattern is yarn over, stich, yarn over… but when i do it my stiches around the yarn over are much bigger than all the others! Is this just because i’m not stiching them tight enough??

Even if you have perfect tension you can probably expect some looseness of the stitches either side of a y/o purely because of the nature of the beast.
Blocking once you have finished should even things out some.

how do you knit into a yarn over if all it is, is a loose stich over the needle… where do you put the needle into to make a new stich without it falling apart ???

the yo’s are increases so yes i think i’m suppsed to knit into them,but i’m not so its making the loops too big… plus i dont think its increasing as much as it should be… :?? :pout:

You treat the yo as a regular stitch. It will be loose, but it’s supposed to be. You can either knit or purl into it as your pattern directs. The purpose of a YO is to make an eyelet, so you’d expect a hole.

sigh… looks like i’ve got some frogging ahead of me :oops:

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