YO as first stitch on row


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. I understand how to do it if there are stitches already there on the right needle. Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong?


Just loop the yarn around your right needle and work the first stitch.

You just do it the same way by bringing the yarn to the front then knit.

What are you making? I always wonder why they would want you to do this.

Yes, what are you making? I’ve noticed people ask before how to do it, but I’ve never made anything that asks for it.

I am making a scarf - The Road Scarf from Lion Brand (#70023). It has several stitches to it - basket weave, mesh, sugar cubes and seed. The mesh is the one that requires the *YO, k2t0g; repeat from *. This is my second knitting project so I am very excited.

Thank you everyone for your responses!

As you see in the pattern, there’s a note that says


So even though the pattern begins with a yo, you have the k4 before it. The row can be interpreted as: k4, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4

oh my gosh, I totally missed that! At least the basket stitch had K4 for each row. So I should be ok! Thanks so much…I have to pay better attention.

You’re very welcome, glad I could help.

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Thank you for indicating knitting, too as I get questions all the time in a mixed forum where they don’t say: Knit, crochet, loom, machined…I crochet, too; 1973. K; 1970; A collector, too and will open a LYS late in 2012.

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It took me a year and a half to find them and learn them and time to edit, etc. I’m weak at Portuguese and the Norweigian purl = not a good video.

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Also, there are supporting videos for these; If you google Geek and Weird knitting, you’ll find those, too but they’re just English throwing. LOL!:roflhard:

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Loop the yarn over the right hand needle. Hold the yarn over in place on top of the right needle with your right index finger and make the first stitch. Try to pull the yarn tightly until the first stitch is made. Then you can relax and do the rest of the row. This is assuming you’re a Continental knitter. If you’re an English style knitter, you may have to hold the yo with your left index finger from behind the needle.