View Full Version : Knitting WYIF???? What exactly does that mean?

09-03-2006, 09:13 PM
I am confused about directions in my sampler that say "sl 1 wyif." I know it means "with yarn in front" but I am not sure of this stitch. Any suggestions???? Thanks. Janice

09-03-2006, 09:19 PM
It means to slip stitch with yarn in front.

So just slip the stitch on the left needle knitwise over to the right hand needle.

09-03-2006, 09:48 PM
If the pattern doesn't specify whether you are to slip the stitch knitwise or purlwise, I always slip purlwise. Slipping knitwise twists the stitch which can be a problem later on, depending on what the stitch pattern is.

09-04-2006, 12:01 AM
you know, come to think of it, I meant purlwise... oops.

09-04-2006, 12:53 PM
Are you knitting the Backyard Leaves scarf by any chance?