If you’re new to knitting – congratulations! Welcome to the warm and inviting knitting community. As you continue to watch your skills progress and grow, I hope this tutorial for yarn over instructions helps you develop even more.
Let’s start with the basics: the Yarn Over method, also known as YO in knitting patterns, is a way to increase stitches. YO also results with a small hole in your knit fabric, this can be especially useful in eyelet and lace knitting patterns or for creating decorative borders. To perform a yarn over stitch while you’re knitting, wrap the yarn around your right-hand needle to create another stitch and continue to knit as you normally would. Depending on which direction (clockwise or counter-clockwise) and how many times you wrap the yarn around the needle, various sized holes in your knit fabric will appear.
Here is a great tutorial from Robin Celli for AllFreeKnitting.com. This demonstrates how to successfully complete a yarn over. Happy Knitting!