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pbt1294
01-25-2008, 08:10 PM
I'm just starting out and wanted to knit a simple dishcloth, however, I'm already stuck! What does yarn forward mean? Is it the same as yarn over? I know this is such a simplistic question but...:oops:

knittingymnast
01-25-2008, 08:11 PM
yes. yfwd means yarn forward.

knit2btied
01-25-2008, 08:14 PM
I'd check the glossary page on the knittinghelp.com site. I believe there is a difference between the two... Yarn over wraps the needle not just forward.

knittingymnast
01-25-2008, 08:15 PM
it was actually just a guesss.... sorry

knittingymnast
01-25-2008, 08:15 PM
i made a mistake!!! :wall:

pbt1294
01-25-2008, 08:21 PM
i made a mistake!!! :wall:

That's ok I just need to know what it means to yarn forward. I didn't think that it really was just yo, because that makes sort of hole in the cloth, right? The dishrag I'm trying to do doesn't look like it has any decorative holes in it.:shrug:

knittingymnast
01-25-2008, 08:24 PM
ohhhh. without knitting or purling, move the yarn to the front of the work (like to purl) but DONT purl it, just move the yarn without doing a yo

pbt1294
01-25-2008, 08:29 PM
ohhhh. without knitting or purling, move the yarn to the front of the work (like to purl) but DONT purl it, just move the yarn without doing a yo

Thanks!!! I knew it was something simple.

suzeeq
01-25-2008, 11:01 PM
If yfwd is followed by a knit stitch or a dec like ssk or skp, then it's the same as a YO. If it's followed by just a slip stitch or two that is not part of a dec, then you bring the yarn forward while you slip the st/s and then back for the next bit.

pbt1294
01-26-2008, 12:16 AM
This is supposed to be a simple pattern, but I can't get past the very first row. It says to: Cast on 1 st. 1st row: (RS). (K1.yfwd.K1) all in st.3 sts. What does this mean in English. It's just a dishrag for Pete's sake!!

labeelady
01-26-2008, 12:22 AM
This is supposed to be a simple pattern, but I can't get past the very first row. It says to: Cast on 1 st. 1st row: (RS). (K1.yfwd.K1) all in st.3 sts. What does this mean in English. It's just a dishrag for Pete's sake!!

The y/o will act as an increase. However, to do this stitch correctly, you will start the knit stitch but don't take it off the needle, y/o, then knit the same stitch through the BACK of the needle and then take the stitch off the needle.

suzeeq
01-26-2008, 12:30 AM
Row 1 is knit, YO, knit all in the one stitch. Knit the stitch, but don't take it off the needle, yo (or bring yarn to the front), then knit into the stitch again and let it drop off the left needle. You now have 3 sts on the right needle.

suzeeq
01-26-2008, 12:41 AM
The y/o will act as an increase. However, to do this stitch correctly, you will start the knit stitch but don't take it off the needle, y/o, then knit the same stitch through the BACK of the needle and then take the stitch off the needle.

In this type of increase, you don't knit the 2nd one into the back, just into the front next to the first one. It's a design effect as well as an increase.

pbt1294
01-26-2008, 12:46 AM
I think that I have it. I really feel like the knitting into the back thing is difficult, but maybe my stiches are too tight. Anyway, I think this may look like the corner of a dishrag:teehee:

suzeeq
01-26-2008, 12:54 AM
You don't knit into the back with this one and that makes it easier. Knit into the front as usual, yo, then knit into the stitch next to the first one. Scooch it toward the tip a bit so you have a little extra room.

wholycow
04-05-2011, 07:07 PM
This is supposed to be a simple pattern, but I can't get past the very first row. It says to: Cast on 1 st. 1st row: (RS). (K1.yfwd.K1) all in st.3 sts. What does this mean in English. It's just a dishrag for Pete's sake!!

I'm with you...and still confused about this stitch. Did anyone 'get it'?

suzeeq
04-05-2011, 07:15 PM
Think of the yfwd as a yo, that may help. Knit into the st, leave it on the needle, yo by wrapping the yarn around the needle, knit into it again.

salmonmac
04-05-2011, 08:28 PM
See if this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8R2sj1JsKg) helps at all. It's being done in the middle of a row but the idea is the same.

pbt1294
04-05-2011, 08:49 PM
Too funny! What a blast from the past. I started this thread 3 years ago. That was my very FIRST project. And yes, I did get it, and have in fact made about 5 or 6 of these same rags along with blankets, booties, sweaters, hats, diaper covers, ect.....

And it all started here!!!!:cheering:

Hang in there. Once you get it, it is like OHHHHHHH!!!!

offgridgirl
04-05-2011, 09:25 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :woohoo: :woohoo: !!

N0obKnitter
04-09-2011, 08:44 PM
If you're inclined to ditch the pattern you're working on, here's one I have knitted (and that I like:)

http://www.allfreecrafts.com/knitting/dishcloth.shtml

eta: also, I have the Ravelry link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-knitted-dishcloth

I like this pattern, it's simple, yet it turns out "fancy" IMO.

Debbie
04-10-2011, 08:07 AM
I LOVE when older posts float back up to the top !!!!!!!!!