How to Knit a Yarn Over Stitch Technique Help with Studio Knit
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Do you have a YO in your pattern and you need to know how to knit the Yarn Over stitch? This is an increase knitting technique used commonly to make eyelets in lace patterns. Multiple yarn overs create drop stitch patterns. Let’s take a look at exactly how to Yarn Over and power up your knitting skills.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL HOW TO KNIT A YARN OVER

Want to see the Yarn Over in action? Watch my video to fully understand just how easy this technique is to accomplish!


WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO KNIT A YARN OVER

YARN OVER ABBREVIATION = YO

YARN OVER SYMBOL =Yarn Over Symbol in Knitting Patterns

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Yarn Over Example 1 – Knit, Yarn Over, Knit

When your pattern has the Knit stitch both before and after your Yarn Over: K, YO, K. Your yarn will be wrapping counter-clockwise for Yarn Overs.

  1. After your Knit Stitch, prepare your Yarn Over by bringing your yarn to the front of your work between your two knitting needles.
  2. Next, insert your right needle into the left and knit your stitch though.
  3. You will see that by starting with your yarn in the front of your work, it creates the Yarn Over when knitting that next stitch.

Yarn Over Knitting _____

Yarn Over Example 2 – Purl, Yarn Over, Knit

When your pattern has the Purl stitch before your Yarn Over, then a Knit stitch: P, YO, K. Remember, your yarn will be wrapping counter-clockwise for Yarn Overs.

  1. After your Purl Stitch, your yarn is in the front of your work, so you are already in position for the Yarn Over.
  2. Next, insert your right needle into the left and knit your stitch though.
  3. You will see that by starting with your yarn in the front of your work after that first Purl stitch, your Yarn Over is created while knitting through your last stitch.

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Knitting Yarn Overs on the Wrong Side of Your Work

When you turn your work, you will be knitting or purling those Yarn Over stitches. Make sure that the stitches are straight on your needle and not twisted. If they are twisted, just straighten them up before knitting the wrong side.

Helpful tip! If you get confused about where that Yarn Over stitch is supposed to be placed on your knitting needle, refer to your knitting pattern to see where they are placed among your stitches.

Again, my video (above) is very helpful to see how I straighten up my stitches before I knit or purl the wrong side of my work.


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I hope you are inspired to knit yarn overs with confidence in your next knitting project. Find more knitting help with all of my technique tutorials. If you would like to practice Yarn Overs in a new project, please check out my Lace Heart Knit Stitch Pattern, as well as my Sea Foam Wave Drop Knit Stitch Pattern.

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