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Old 01-30-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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How to slide off yarn overs?

I'm really new to knitting, so far I've made a scarf entirely of knit stitches and a dishcloth that uses K, YO, KF&B, K2tog, and slip 1 but now I'm stuck on a pattern called Paton's Fab Big Scarf. The pattern is:


Basic Pattern: Alt k1, p1; work 1 yarn-over before each stitch. On all foll rows work sts as they appear and a yarn-over before each stitch, let the yarn-overs of previous row slide off the needle.

Tension: In Basic Pattern about 7 sts and 7 rows, each to 10cm.

So I've cast on my 24 stitches. Before putting my right needle through the left I've done a yarn over on the right, K1, YO, P1, YO, K1, YO, P1, YO til the end. I don't understand "on all foll rows work sts as they appear" and I don't understand how to let the previous rows YO's slide off the needle? What am I looking for when I get to the next row to know it's a YO and not a stitch that I need to keep? What if the stitches are kind of crossing over eachother?

I may be running before I can walk but I've tried this at least 8 times this evening and it looks a mess and I can't get past the end of the 1st row to start the second, I keep having to pull it all off and start again from casting on.

This is what it looks like after the first row, I'm not using the correct wool or needles right now because I started it with the correct wool and it is starting fray because I've been restarting it so many time.

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated, especially videos or really simple instructions move by move.

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