View Full Version : Yarn foward question
02-21-2007, 05:01 AM
in this pattern:
Does yarn foward mean yo? Did they just mess up by putting that, or am I interpreting this the wrong way? I don't understand how you could just bring the yarn forward and knit...I dont see how that's possible unless you YOed
02-21-2007, 06:38 AM
Yes it means the same as YO. Most of my patterns say "yf" for "yo"and it was very confusing at first.
02-21-2007, 03:34 PM
Thanks. I remember seeing yf or yfwd on other patterns, but that was to make a wrap turn on a sock or something, so it was confusing on this particular pattern. Perhaps it's from somewhere other than the USA.
02-21-2007, 04:17 PM
Using yf in a pattern is British I think. It depends on how it's used in a pattern. If the instructions say - yf, sl 1, yb, k1 - you know it's just there to bring the yarn to the front and slip a stitch, then take it to the back. But if it says - yf, k1 - then it's pretty certain it's a YO.
02-21-2007, 04:19 PM
Thanks, that's what I was thinking. The other way for this particular pattern didn't make sense to me. I couldn't imagine knitting a stitch if the yarn was in front of the work. Well now I can save this pattern for another time to knit :D