Knitting For Dummies, 3rd Edition
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To make a yarn over (abbreviated yo) when it goes between 2 knit stitches (which you’d encounter in a pattern as k1, yo, k1), follow these steps:

  1. Knit the first stitch.

  2. Bring the yarn forward between the needles into purl position.

  3. Knit the next stitch on the needle.

    When you knit the next stitch, the yarn automatically crosses the RH needle, forming a yarn over (see the figure below).

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Pam Allen is a knitwear designer and founder of Quince & Co. Shannon Okey is an author and knitwear designer. Find her at knitgrrl.com. Tracy Barr has been an editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant on several Dummies books. Marlaina "Marly" Bird hosts her own YouTube channel, where she instructs viewers on knitting and crochet.

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