Yarn over

I am confused as to how the yarn goes over the needles when one does purl and when one does knit.

Need some clarification. Thanks

Well, there are no rules as to when to do each stitch. That just depends on the pattern or what you want to do. If you want to do stockinette you knit a whole row, turn the work and then purl a whole row. Repeat for as long as you want.

If you are at the very beginning point of knitting and don’t understand how to make the stitches a good beginning point would be to watch the videos. Under the tips section watch “demo of a small project” and under knitting/purling there are videos for each stitch.

A “yarn over” is actually an increase stitch which leaves a hole so it’s like an eyelet. I don’t think you’re actually asking about that, right?

The yarn should be wrapping the same direction for a knit st as a purl stitch. A YO (to increase or make a hole) is the same as making a knit or purl st, it’s just the R needle isn’t inserted into a stitch on the L needle.