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bunnySV 12-29-2012 08:43 AM

How to Yarn Forward K2, Pass Yarn Forward Over K2?
Currently learning on knit a cowl. I don't understand how to Yarn forward K2, pass yarn forward over K2.

What is the difference between these 2 commands? Need help

Thank you

salmonmac 12-29-2012 09:28 AM

Welcome to KH!
This is all part of one sequence of stitches. The yarn forward is a yarn over, so do a yarn over, then knit the next 2sts and pass the loop formed by the yarn over, over the last 2 knit sts.
Theere's a video on the Glossary page for yarn over if you'd like to see it in action.

knitcindy 12-29-2012 10:46 AM

Interjecting a question here...................why don't they just call it a yarn over, if that's what it actually is??? Why use the more confusing "yarn forward" at all??

Is "yarn forward" used by British pattern writers? Or some other country??


suzeeq 12-29-2012 10:51 AM

Yes, patterns from UK commonwealth countries describe how you move the yarn when doing a YO, rather than just calling it by the result - a yo.

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