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Old 07-31-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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WYIB
Hello,

I just picked up a Lap Blanket pattern online.

One os the line read:
Row 14 (WS): K5, * wyib sl1, k1; rep from *
across to last 5 sts; k5.


How do I "WYIB" - With Yarn in Back - What does that mean ?

At the same time, what is "WYIF" ?

Thank you.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:28 PM   #2
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Hi!
when you slip a stitch, you have the choice to keep your working yarn behind your needles of in front of them.

If you keep it behind, then there is not a strand visible from that side (but from the other) and the other way around.

So, if that is the right side of your pattern that has that instruction, then the pattern wants you to lift a stitch upward, but not to run a strand across.

Are you an English knitter or Continental?
Whichever: just do not bring the yarn forward (as you would for a purl stitch) but keep it where you have it for the knit stitches.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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It means to move your yarn to the back of your work (away from you) or to the front (toward you) before and after you slip the stitch. It's specified in this pattern because when you slip the stitch you do that as if to purl, but that's only how your needle is put into the stitch, the yarn stays in back.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:10 AM   #4
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Thank you very much for your explanation. I am an English knitter. So when I wyib, since I am doing a knit stitch before that comes along, I will just leave it where it is, and slip a stitch. I have not started this yet, just researching to see if I can make it.

Now I can look for the yarn and get ready for the new project. Currently making a sock - which is the new challenging project in progress.

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Old 08-01-2010, 10:23 AM   #5
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since I am doing a knit stitch before that comes along, I will just leave it where it is, and slip a stitch.
Yep, that's it, and it doesn't matter which style you knit in anyway. Just leave the yarn where it is and slip the st with the needle inserted as if you were going to purl.
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:00 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by pavan1202 View Post
At the same time, what is "WYIF" ?
WYIF means "with yarn in front"
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