Learn to Knit: Yarnover Tutorial
When working yarnovers, all you are doing is wrapping the yarn around the needle to create a 'hole'. This increases one stitch in your work.
- For lace, you combine those yarnovers with decreases for decorative openwork that keeps the same stitch count.
- For a standard yarnover, you wrap the yarn around the needle in the same direction as you knit the stitch.
- For a backwards yarnover (creates a smaller hole), you wrap it in the other direction.
- When you are working a yarnover between different combinations of stitches (knit and purl), it works a little differently.
This video goes through all the possible stitch combinations.