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HOW TO: Knitted Yarn Over – Creating a hole

You can knit the yarn over through its front loop (or front leg) with the purpose of creating a hole.  Let’s see how.

1) Knit until you reach the YO made on the previous row.

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2) Insert the tip of your right-hand needle on the front loop of the YO, as you would do to knit any other stitch.

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3) Knit normally.

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4) Finish the row. This is how it looks from the backside.

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This is useful, paired with a decrease, to do a simple buttonhole (1 stitch long). I used this technique to create the buttoholes of my TRAFUL Easy Vest.

The knitted YO is also extensively used in lace knitting. When paired with a decrease, the number of stitches can be kept unchanged, as in my Feather and Fan Beginner Lace Scarf.

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