Lace Knitting Yarn Overs:
As for yarnoversthere are several ways to make them depending on what kind of stitches precede and follow. For the lace pattern in the Sundance Market Bag, the yarnovers are always worked between two knit stitches. But other lace patterns might require that you work yarnovers between knits and purls or purls and purls. Here’s how to work them when you’re going from:
A knit stitch to another knit stitchBring the yarn between the needles to the front of the work--no wrapping the yarn around or over the needle. When you go to make the next stitch, the yarn will automatically cross the RH needle (goes OVER the needle) to create the yarnover.
A knit stitch to a purl stitchBring the yarn between the needles to the front of the work. Then bring it over the RH needle and back to the front again, wrapping the RH needle. Now the yarn is in position to purl the next stitch.
A purl stitch to a purl stitchThe yarn is already in the front of your work. Bring it over the RH needle and between the needles back to the front and ready to purl. The yarn wraps around the RH needle.
Purl stitch to knit stitchThe yarn is in front of your work. Don’t do anything special. As soon as you get ready to knit the next stitch, the yarn will automatically cross the RH needle (goes OVER the needle) to create the yarnover.
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Try out these stitches:
Here are a few free patterns where you can try out yarnovers:
• Sundance Market Bag
• Interlude Wrap
• Four Seasons Vine Lace Vest
• classic one fifty Cardigan