I am an advanced beginner continental knitter, working my way through the "destructions" for Green Mountain Spinnery's Smorgasbord Socks pattern. I am hereby throwing myself at the mercy of more knowledgable knitters than myself.
Everything was going dreamily, until I ran across a reference to stitches wyib and wyif. Now, I know this means "with yarn in back" and "with yarn in front", but how does this *happen*? When I knit, the yarn is behind the stitch anyway; if I bring the yarn forward to knit, isn't that going to make it look like a purl stitch wrapped around the knit stitch, and what's the point of that? Why not just purl the danged thing?? This is all going on during turning the heel.
As you can see, I'm a bit lost (and suffering from chocolate withdrawal). I can fix the chocolate issue without help
, but could use a visual on the wyib and wyif stuff. Anyone got 5 minutes and a web cam to explain to me what to do before I ruin these yummy socks? I didn't see any pics of this on the site - if they're there and I missed them, let me know where I can look.