Yarn over

My pattern called for casting on 76 st. Then the pattern reads K1, *(YO,K1), repeat from * acr to end of row. What happens to stitch number 76? Stitch 74 is a YO, st 75 is K1. What next?

A yarn over won’t use a stitch so the pattern starts and ends: stitch 1, yo, 2, yo, 3, yo, 4…74, yo, 75, yo, 76. Take a look at yo on the Glossary page if you’d like to see a video.

Oh my goodness! Thank you!!

The next row says to knit acr, dropping all YOs. I assume I just let YO slip off needle?

Yep, that’ll make the actual stitches become elongated.

Thank you! Im curious, the pattern calls for US 9 needles. I’m using straight, but would circular make more sense? And an I change now?

If you don’t add more sts than the 76 except for the yo rows and the needle isn’t too crowded then you’re okay. If you have circs, use them. I do everything on them, can’t use straights anymore.

I’m kicking myself for not starting w circulars! I have to incr to 96 st and it’ll be way too crowded. Thanks so much for your input!

Well you can just knit onto them now and go on.

Do I understand correctly? When a pattern calls for a yarnover, it is just instruction on what to do with the yarn - it is not the actual next stitch?
So if my pattern says K1 YO K1, we are talking about 2 stitches total?
Thanks, Marny

A yarn over makes a new stitch but it does not use any other stitches to do so. It is simply wrapping the yarn around the needle.

The next stitch after the yarn over determines the direction to wrap the yarn. So if the next stitch after the yo is a knit stitch, you would wrap the yarn once around the right needle in the same direction as you would wrap it to do a knit stitch. And if the next stitch after the yo is a purl stitch, you would wrap the yarn once around the right needle in the same direction as you would wrap it to do a purl stitch.

Take a look at this video and see if it helps: http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/yarn-over-continental

Hi Marny!!!

When the instructions say to K1, yo, K1 you will be using 2 sts, but also adding an additional st.

hth, knitcindy

Yes, k yo k adds a sitch between two existing ones and you’ll end up with 3 sts.

Thanks everbody for setting me straight about YOs. I din’t realize there was a second page to this thread until today! …new to internet thread communicating AND knitting!:slight_smile: