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Old 04-18-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
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Only curious - yesterday I downloaded a free pattern from RedHeart, just because I liked the mesh pattern. One of the rows in the pattern is: *K2tog, [yo] twice, k2tog;

Is that k2tog, then yo k1, and then another yo k1, then k2tog?

At first I thought it would mean to bring the yarn fwd, then wrap it over the needle and bring it fwd again - but if you followed that with a 2nd k2tog you'd be decreasing 1 st in the row...?

Like I said, just curious, I'm not doing this right now but the (yo) twice caught my eye. If anyone else wants to see it the link is http://www.redheart.com/free-pattern...sons+Knit+Vest
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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You don't knit a stitch for a YO, just wrap the yarn around the needle. So it would be k2tog yo yo k2tog. The 2 YOs add the 2 sts that are decreased with the k2togs.
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I realize a yo is you just bring the yarn forward then when you knit the next stitch as usual, you've created another stitch. So then you DO wrap it right around the needle for this stitch - and it makes a much wider space than the usual yo - mesh. Thanks for clarifying!
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Just to clarify, you wrap it then work the next stitch in the pattern. The stitch is created by wrapping the yarn around the needle, working the next st in the pattern 'anchors' it. The next st may be a decrease as specified here, or a purl stitch; if the 'next st' is k3 you don't k1, then k3, just knit 3. This double yo will make 2 loops on the needle with no stitch between them and on the next row you'll either drop one loop off and work into the other, or do one stitch in each loop - either k1 p1/p1 k1 or p1 ptbl or something.
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Originally Posted by IslandTime View Post
*K2tog, [yo] twice, k2tog;

Is that k2tog, then yo k1, and then another yo k1, then k2tog?

At first I thought it would mean to bring the yarn fwd, then wrap it over the needle and bring it fwd again - but if you followed that with a 2nd k2tog you'd be decreasing 1 st in the row...?
Just a thought or 2, FWIW.

The [yo] is in brackets and that's a clue as to what gets done twice.

The double yo will produce the large holes that make the mesh in the vest.

It's cute! I think it would be a great project.
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"At first I thought it would mean to bring the yarn fwd, then wrap it over the needle and bring it fwd again - but if you followed that with a 2nd k2tog you'd be decreasing 1 st in the row...?"

Yes, your first thought is correct. The repeat decreases 2sts and the double yarn over is treated as 2sts in each repeat in the next row In row 4 you'll knit and purl into the double yo so there's no decrease or increase of sts across the row.
Cute pattern!
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Yes, I got that "clue" - but it was wrapping right around the needle that had me wondering if I was mis-reading it - definitely going to use that stitch pattern in something!


Oops, this was supposed to reply to GrumpyGramma! Sorry
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