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Old 10-25-2007, 03:37 AM   #1
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probably a dumb question about yarn overs
this has been bothering me to death.

when i do a yarn over, and i get over to the next row... DO I STITCH THE YARN OVER? or do i let it fall off the needle and get to the next stitch? or what am i doing? :\

this is probably so basic and obvious but it is not a question answered ANYWHERE! :(

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Old 10-25-2007, 04:19 AM   #2
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You usually knit (or purl) the YO unless the directions specifically ask you to drop it. A YO is one of many increases. I think it's most known for leaving a pretty hole in your work--the basis of most lacey knits.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:30 AM   #3
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That's not a dumb question at all! I strugged with that doo.

You do knit or purl the yarn over like it were a "normal" stitch. I think it's somewhat rare that you would drop it or something, and it would definitely tell you to do so.
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:09 AM   #4
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Drop stitch patterns (also known as elongated stitch) would tell you to drop it on the next row. Otherwise, work it as a regular stitch.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:47 PM   #5
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"The only dumb question is the one you didn't ask." Something my dad used to say.

Yes, as has already been said, you knit into the yarn over--it just feels weird at first; somehow it just seems wrong. But you get used to it pretty fast.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:23 PM   #6
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I fretted over the same thing for a long time. Not dumb at all.
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