How to Knit the Afterthought Yarn Over Increase

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the afterthought yarn over increase. Increases are a way to add stitches to your work and are used to shape your fabric. This technique combines a yarn over (YO) with a stranded increase. The effect is similar to the yarn over increase, but with a smaller eyelet hole.


Step 1: Take your working needle and insert it through the space under the ladder (the space between two stitches) before your next stitch.

Step 2: Wrap your working yarn around your working needle and pull it through the space.

Step 3: Knit the next stitch off your main needle.

Example of the Afterthought Yarn Over

Example of the Afterthought Yarn Over

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