Knitting For Dummies, 3rd Edition
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Here’s how to make a yarn over (abbreviated yo) that follows a knit stitch and precedes a purl stitch (which you’d encounter in a pattern as k1, yo, p1):

  1. Knit the first stitch.

  2. Bring the yarn to the front into the purl position, wrap it back over the top of the RH needle, and return it to the front into purl position again.

    Basically you’re just wrapping the yarn once around the RH needle from the front.

  3. Purl the next stitch (see the following figure).


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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 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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