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« on: November 11, 2005 09:38:12 AM »

My nan gave me some vintage patterns today , but ive never done the *yf stitch before .

Can anyone explain how to do this ?  

Here is the pattern instruction  yf,k2,slip the yf over the k2  

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2005 09:40:00 AM »

I believe it means you bring the yarn to the front as if to purl. Then knit two [thus creating an extra stitch before the knit two]. Then just slip the yarn forward over the knit 2. Does that make sense?

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2005 09:42:18 AM »

TheBon has it right... here's a definition I found online.  It sounds similar to a yarn over.  The extra stitch that you'll create is then slipped off the needles over the two knit stitches.


This is used when the yarn is already at the front of the work but would normally be taken to the back before performing the next stitch.  e.g. if a Purl stitch has just been done and the next stitch is to be knitted.  By leaving the yarn at the front but knitting the next stitch a loop or hole will be made.

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2005 09:48:41 AM »

Thanks girls  ... quick replies !  Kiss

ive done this now , but its looks bobbly ( is that a  word ) and erm airy hah hah

Hmmm   , it does look like the pattern though .... odd
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