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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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Carol trained as a structural engineer, and she brings that love of analysing structure into her knitting, creating complex patterns that are easy to understand, while her approach to process is all about testing and playing, and making mistakes along the way. That’s where the joy lies!

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