I know what it means to yarn forward. Or, at least, I thought I did.
I’m looking in a book I have with a pattern for Quatrefoil eyelets. It’s a pattern done in multiples of 8, which isn’t the problem.
Moving on. The information in question starts on row 4, when I am actually making the first eyelet. It reads,
K3, *yfwd, SKP, K6, … and so forth.
And then it got more fun… row 6 reads,
K1, *K2tog, yfwd, K1, yfwd, SKP, K3, … and so forth.
My question is this. Why is yarn forward more complicated than I had previously thought? What is it, really, and what does it mean, especially if I’m about to knit the next stitch? I checked the glossary in the book of the abbreviations, and it just said “yarn forward, or to the front (knit next stitch)” … What? I’d assume it wants me to YO, but there is a separate abbreviation for that, and it’s not used in this pattern.
Please help – sorry for long-winded.