Making a baby afghan using this pattern and was comparing notes with friends and found I do it a little differently than they do and thought I'd share my method since two of my friends found it a bit faster than what they were doing. Firstly, I'm a picker (continental) and wouldn't know how to explain it for a thrower though it must be similar.
On the YO I bring the yarn forward, just before the next stitch on the left needle, and then slip the next stitch as your supposed to (keeping the right needle behind the YO) which makes the YO and slip in one move. Rather than doing a YO and then slip in two separate moves. It goes a heck of a lot faster with the YO falling in the right place just as it should.
Just something small that makes this stitch (at least for me) a wee bit easier. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've frogged this afghan, but I think I FINALLY have it down pat.
This is such a pretty stitch. Only thing I have to decide now is what sort of border to use. Kinda want to do an I-cord edge, but... long way off that is.