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Learn to Knit: Yarnovers

28th May 2019 increases 2 min read
Learn to Knit: Yarnover Tutorial

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.


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