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

  1. Purl the first stitch and leave the yarn in the front of your work.

  2. Knit the next stitch.

    The yarn automatically crosses the RH needle when you knit this next stitch (see the following figure).

    Knitting a yarn over between a purl and a knit stitch.

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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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