How to Knit: Beginning a Row with a Yarn Over

Start Row with YO

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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to start a row with a yarn over. This technique is sometimes used in lace patterns to create an eyelet at the beginning of a row. It can be a little confusing but really is pretty simple.

Skill: Easy

To start a row with a yarn over, just move the yarn in front of the needle before you knit if doing a knit stitch, or move your needle in front of the yarn before you purl if doing a purl stitch.

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