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niffer
01-13-2007, 06:59 PM
OK, I'm confused.
I'm getting ahead with my booties after completing my first pair this morning, so that I'm prepared for the several storks visiting in the next few months.

The patterns I'm using are quite old.
In this current pattern, there are yfwd, Yon, yfrn and yfon stitches. According to the glossary on this site:

yfwd

aka yf - yarn forward

yfrn

yarn forward and 'round needle same as yo

yfon

yarn forward and over needle same as yo

yon

yarn over needle same as yo

They are all the same.

The booties are quite lacy so I'm expecting a few YO's, but why does the pattern change the name of them?

Is there a slight difference between each one or are they all the same and the pattern writer forgot her coffee that day?

Ingrid
01-13-2007, 08:42 PM
A yarn forward is really just putting the yarn to the front. It may result in a YO if the next stitch is a knit. YON may be used between purls since the yarn is forward, anyway.

You may see a difference as you knit in where they use the terms, but basically they ARE all YO's. Maybe it's a case of too much coffee, hence too much detail!

niffer
01-14-2007, 06:41 AM
Ah - makes sense a bit now.

Although with this particular pattern, the writer was clearly just showing off as they are all either before and after a Knit stitch
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:hug: Thank you!