How to Make a Yarn Over between 2 Purl Stitches

By Pam Allen, Shannon Okey, Tracy Barr, Marly Bird

To make a yarn over (abbreviated yo) between 2 purl stitches (which you’d encounter in a pattern as p1, yo, p1), just do the following:

  1. Purl the first stitch.

  2. Wrap the yarn around the RH needle front to back to front so that it ends up in purl position again.

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