yarn and pattern question
i found an afghan pattern that i particularly like, but i thought i'd ask some advice before starting it.
1) the pattern says to use bernat satin sport. for anyone who's used it, what is your general opinion of this yarn? i'm a sucker for wool myself, so don't have much experience with acrylic. any thoughts you had would be appreciated.
2) the pattern then says CO 281 st. k 8 rows, inc 10 st evenly across last row. how do i do this?
3) the pattern is not too hard to read until it calls for "yfwd". is this the same as a yo?
as always, your collective wisdom is always appreciated.
yours in knitting solidarity,