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Old 01-25-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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yfwd?
I'm just starting out and wanted to knit a simple dishcloth, however, I'm already stuck! What does yarn forward mean? Is it the same as yarn over? I know this is such a simplistic question but...
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:11 PM   #2
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yes. yfwd means yarn forward.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:14 PM   #3
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I'd check the glossary page on the knittinghelp.com site. I believe there is a difference between the two... Yarn over wraps the needle not just forward.
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it was actually just a guesss.... sorry
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i made a mistake!!!
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Originally Posted by knittingymnast View Post
i made a mistake!!!
That's ok I just need to know what it means to yarn forward. I didn't think that it really was just yo, because that makes sort of hole in the cloth, right? The dishrag I'm trying to do doesn't look like it has any decorative holes in it.
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ohhhh. without knitting or purling, move the yarn to the front of the work (like to purl) but DONT purl it, just move the yarn without doing a yo
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Originally Posted by knittingymnast View Post
ohhhh. without knitting or purling, move the yarn to the front of the work (like to purl) but DONT purl it, just move the yarn without doing a yo
Thanks!!! I knew it was something simple.
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If yfwd is followed by a knit stitch or a dec like ssk or skp, then it's the same as a YO. If it's followed by just a slip stitch or two that is not part of a dec, then you bring the yarn forward while you slip the st/s and then back for the next bit.
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This is supposed to be a simple pattern, but I can't get past the very first row. It says to: Cast on 1 st. 1st row: (RS). (K1.yfwd.K1) all in st.3 sts. What does this mean in English. It's just a dishrag for Pete's sake!!
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