What is a Yarn Over?In simplest terms, a YO just means to bring the yarn forward and over.
Yarn Over (YO) - bring the working yarn forward between the needles then wrap it over the right hand needle counter clockwise.
Before you make your next stitch, the working yarn seems to just be dangling over the top of your needle. It doesn't seem like much of stitch, but that's it.
Since it can be helpful to see the motion of a knit stitch in action, here's a demonstration of the yarn over in a series of common stitch combinations.
- k, yo, k
- k, yo, p
- p, yo, k
- p, yo, p
- k, yo, sl, k
- k, yo, sl, p
- yo at the beginning of a row
Need a free pattern to practice your new yarn over skills? Check out my Whale Done Socks KAL.