I am a new knitter and my patterns says to YO as the first stitch on the row. I am not sure how to do this since there are not any stitches on the right needle.
((((((( Okie, first…you don’t need a stitch on the side to do a YO. You can YO at the end, too…but when you turn, it’s there at the beginning! LOL!! Take your pick, eh? @@ )))))))))))
I understand how to do it if there are stitches already there on the right needle. Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong?
(((((( You just didn’t know how and I’m hoping you tried often as hands on a problem - right then and there - keep trying makes us better crafters.
But a simple answer won’t be: Just loop over…AS…you didn’t give me enough information; If I had your whole pattern row, I could go further. Here’s the but:
If the stitch after the YO is a K stitch, you’d do it one way.
If the stitch after the YO is a P stitch, you’d do it another way.
There are nine (9) knitting methods, too so I don’t know which one you do, and sometimes…sometimes…some answers will need to be written for left-handed or righthanded. We’re in a global venue here;
What if you were one of these nine (9) method knitters?
English throwing; Peruvian throwing
Continental (German) picking
Combined Continental (German + the Russian purl through the
Portuguese or Turkish
Reverse eastern continental
…You can have the yarn in the front ‘’‘all’’’ the time to K & P.
You can have your yarn in back all the time to K & P.
You can mix it front/back.
You can loop the yarn over the needle clockwise or counter
It gets complicated, too.
A YO looks a little different, too if you have your yarn tensioned or un-tensioned.
With nine knitting methods and guessing that you are whatever, I could write your answer like this:
You knit Reverse Eastern continental method
Your yarn will be tensioned
The next stitch is a P
…Make sure we don’t get twisted stitches
Chances are that you are:
Your yarn isn’t tensioned as you set up
The next stitch is not a purl but a K.
Continental will be accomplished the same but the tensioned working yarn is in the other hand (left), looks different but accomplishes the same, so I’d write the answer with that set up.
I just answered this question over on knitting paradise, too and wrote it for her in chart format, SWATCHING it, too over about 8 rows to see what was up. I don’t answer but what I just sit right here and work it.
You won’t find one video, either that tells it all. I should make one! LOL!
Now, don’t be freeked out. The how to is rather simple - what stymies us is…woah…this is weird…and it rather is… as it just isn’t seen often and you are an early knitter, etc.
What’s going on with this technique if that you’re developing a neat selvage (edge) stitch and you are increasing at the same time ‘’’‘up into a ‘V’ or a triangle ‘’’ , and I’m guessing you are making a ‘’‘shawl’’’ but it could be a small shawl that would also make a head or neck scarf - like a bandana. Or you might be shaping an item. Betch a cough-a-cuppy you are making a shwal. @@
A common placement of a YO is indeed within the row, making a new stitch and a lace hole, too.
In this case, your lace hole is on the side and makes a pretty edge stitch as you get more rows. This is called a selvage or edge stitch.
Here’s my answer and set up with what I chose for the poster over yonder:
English knitting (throwing);
Row 1: YO, K1
*** Use a good tension here each time as they can get floppy.
Right needle goes:
from the front under yarn.
It’s an increase;
One st is now two.
Loop on side = pretty.
Where’s your needle? Right needle in front of yarn?
Needle goes under to back of yarn;
…Same thing untensioned as above but keep
your needle is front ; It can get to the back and just
look different - it will come out OK, but you might get
confused; Just be consistent, eh, until you get a
feel for this.
*** No twisted sts be it front/back work = Great! LOL!
*** If you try to purl in this position, your YO isn’t there and you
will see that in a heart beat; We’d need to write this otherwise. Look for two stitches out of one.
Continental looks different but the effect it the same. If you need me to write it, I could.
If you’re left handed or using other knitting methods, I could write those, too AND write it if your first stitch after the YO is a Purl and not a K.
24 Sept 2011
You may call me eventually, too if you’d ever like - we could swap out telly #s via whatever…
@@,./’;,./’; Cro-knit bug = gotta get one! LOL!! )))))))))