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Yarn Over Knitwise – YOKW or YO – so simple to do!

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Yarn over knitwise, also simply called a yarn over (yo) is really quite simple to do. This technique adds an extra stitch which often creates an eyelet or hole in your work.

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If you ask me, this is the easiest increase stitch for knitting. Yarn overs are used in many patterns. This skill will seriously increase what you can create!

Yarn Over Knitwise Video

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Written instructions with photos

yo – yarn over
yokw – yarn over knitwise

To begin, hold the live yarn (yarn coming from skein) behind the needle as if to knit.

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Next wrap the live yarn under and then over the right needle. This is the same direction the yarn is wrapped when knitting.

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Lastly, the live yarn ends behind the needles, as it started. That’s all it takes to make a yarn over knitwise! Now you can make so many more awesome knit creations.

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Here are some supplies you may find useful.

Happy stitching my friends.

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