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Question on how to do [K2tog, yo] 3 times, P1
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Nov 27, 2012 12:20:25   #
The line for the pattern says * P2, [yo, ssk] 3 times, K3, [K2tog, yo] 3 times, P1;
repeat from * to last st; P1.

My question is how do you do the yo and p1?
Nov 27, 2012 12:25:17   #
If your problem is with making the yo before the p1, just bring the yarn to the front first... wrap your needle with the yarn, bring it to the front again and just purl...
Nov 27, 2012 15:04:16   #
pinsandneedles (a regular here)
When doing a yo before a p you have to bring the yarn over then under to the back, just the opposite of before a k, where you bring the yarn under and then over to the back. Hope this is helpful, kind of hard to explain in writing.
Nov 27, 2012 17:07:07   #
TammyK (a regular here)
HandyFamily wrote:
If your problem is with making the yo before the p1, just bring the yarn to the front first... wrap your needle with the yarn, bring it to the front again and just purl...

This is exactly right. :thumbup: Here is a video that shows how it is done:

Here is a great video showing how to make a YO between all different kinds of stitch combinations (k-yo-k, k-yo-p, p-yo-k, p-yo-p) using both continental/picking method and English/throwing:
Nov 27, 2012 22:09:13   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
It looks like the pattern line in most feather-and-fan stitches.
Nov 27, 2012 23:39:24   #
Thank you everyone.
Nov 28, 2012 10:12:15   #
when you use yarn over with a purl stitch it doesnt work so go totally around the needle
Nov 28, 2012 11:00:44   #
la tricoteuse
TammyK: Thank you for the links to the videos! I'm struggling with a washcloth pattern and didn't know the correct technique for the YO from the purl stitch! Talk about timely! Merci beaucoup!
Nov 28, 2012 11:23:46   #
Ronie (a regular here)
oh you need to wrap your yarn the other way.. its difficult the first time for me every time I run into this...
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