Knitting Paradise® - Knitting and Crochet Forum
Home | Knitting Digest | Active Topics | Search | Login | Register | Help
Why Would You Ever Want to Pay For Knitting and Crochet Patterns or Lessons When You Can Get All That for Free?
Read this:
 

We have some of the most skilled knitters and crocheters in the world posting patterns and techniques like you've never seen before. And some of them only post on our website and nowhere else, so you won't find these patterns anywhere else no matter how much time you spend searching! So keep reading.

Unlike other websites, we don't try to pitch specific brands of hooks or needles, yarn, or paid tutorials, while collecting sales commission.

Instead, we have other people, who are great knitters and crocheters, share with you what they know about knitting and crochet. What accessories they use, which yarn is the best for which type of project, which techniques work and which don't.

It's all completely unbiased. Our users simply have no reason to lie to you. They are people just like you.

And we provide a free platform for you and them to communicate. So you get to discover this information straight from the source, from people just like you, not from editors of some magazine or sales reps of some company.

This is what makes us different from other knitting websites out there that try to sell you something while claiming they are trying to help you.

If you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced, or a professional knitter or crocheter, then the benefits of signing up for our free weekly knitting e-mail newsletter are:

• We cover hand knitting, machine knitting, and crochet.

• Each week you'll be receiving new tips and techniques.

• Daily, you'll be receiving a knitting/crochet forum digest with the latest pictures, discussions and patterns.

• If you ever have a question or need help, you can always ask, and we'll cover your question in the following newsletter issue.

• Discover the fastest way to knit (and to crochet) a sock... while keeping the perfect heel and making sure the sock fits (not many knitters know this).

• Find out how to figure out how much yarn you need for a pattern if the pattern doesn't specify it (works for any project, a real life-saver sometimes).

• Learn how to pick up a dropped stitch, even from several rows below. It happens to absolutely everyone at some point. But don't worry, there exists a really simple fix.

• And if you ever run out of yarn, find out how to join any yarn in the middle of any project.

• If you can't find the pattern that you need, or if you don't know which pattern would be most appropriate for a specific project, then you can ask our other users to help you figure it out. We even have a dedicated "Pattern Requests" section on our website that's all about finding new patterns.

• The same goes for any problems and questions about specific techniques. We have experienced users who are always helping those in need with just the right advice.

Note to crocheters: We cover both knitting and crochet on our website. The name Knitting Paradise is just a matter of history of how this website was started. These days, close to 50% of content on our forum is about crochet. So it doesn't matter if you primarily knit or crochet (or if you only crochet), you'll still find just as many patterns, tips, and tutorials that are relevant to your specific interests.

• And of course, as I said it's all completely FREE!

• Let me repeat that. Since for some reason a lot of people contact us asking if the membership is really free: we are a social website for knitters and crocheters, so we don't sell anything, and we don't charge any fees. It's as simple as that.

Here is how to proceed and what to expect:

Enter your name and e-mail address below, and you'll be instantly added to our knitting and crochet mailing list distribution. You'll receive a one-time confirmation e-mail. Right after that, the first e-mail with today's digest will be forwarded to you. The signup process is completely automated, so you are just a few minutes away from discovering what our existing users already received earlier today. So you'll get up to speed right away on what's the latest on our website, without any long introductions or other delays.

First name:

E-mail address:

Going forward, the next digest will be released in just a few hours. So if you don't sign up now, you'll also miss everything covered in it too.

 
Main
Question about YO's
If you would like to post a reply, then please login (if you already have an account) or register (if you don't).
Aug 1, 2013 11:50:13   #
mmrmein
 
Two new abbreviations I have never heard of before came up in a pattern I'm knitting. YFD & YRN. I googled on the internet and found out they were YO's. In the same pattern the author simple writes YO.

What is the difference between YFD, YRN, and YO?
 
Aug 1, 2013 11:57:27   #
galaxycraft
 
YFD (YFWD) - Yarn Foward (to the front as if to purl)
YRN - Yarn around needle (a complete loop around needle)
YO - Yarn Over (a simple yarn over)
.................
Vintage patterns have a tendency to write out step by step.
So you may see a YFD (YFWD) in a step like -- k2, YFWD, k2 (which basically is a yarn over).
Aug 1, 2013 12:18:11   #
mmrmein
 
I'm correct in thinking that a simple YO over is basically the same as the YFD? (between 2 knit sts)
Aug 1, 2013 12:19:56   #
galaxycraft
 
mmrmein wrote:
I'm correct in thinking that a simple YO over is basically the same as the YFD? (between 2 knit sts)

Yes, because when you go to do the next knit stitch, the yarn automatically goes over the needle from the front position.
But you have to look at the pattern.
Some YFWD are meant to be a design element rather than a YO.
As in a horizontal wrap stitch that will show a stitch laying across that stitch.
Aug 1, 2013 12:22:38   #
mmrmein
 
Thanks for clearing that up for me. I thought I had been doing YO's wrong all the time I have been knitting!
Aug 1, 2013 12:27:13   #
galaxycraft
 
You are welcome.
Happy Knitting.
 
Aug 2, 2013 09:50:33   #
Dusti (a regular here)
 
Just do a simple YO and see what happens. Often (if you are lucky) the designer will tell you why, maybe in a small hint, a very, very small hint. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words and if designers will just insert a picture each step of the way what a grand world this would be. Would save them tons of email questions in the long run.
 
          
Main
Home | Latest Digest | Back to Top | All Sections
Contact us | Privacy policy | Terms of use
KnittingParadise.com - Forum
Copyright 2004-2016 Knitting Paradise, Inc.