Knitting pattern, don't understand! Please help!

(5 Posts)
Bloodybridget Tue 19-Jan-16 21:07:40

I'm making a baby's cardigan; r-h front has buttonhole edge in moss stitch and says "p1, k1, p1, k2 tog, yf, k to end". I guess yf is yarn forward, does this make an extra stitch (how)? Every eighth row does this but I'm sure the number of stitches isn't meant to decrease.

fiverabbits Tue 19-Jan-16 22:41:36

The stitches aren't meant to decrease. Yf means the yarn goes over the needle and on the next row you knit or purl this stitch to form a small buttonhole. Hope that helps.

Bloodybridget Tue 19-Jan-16 22:54:59

Thanks! That's very helpful - perhaps baby will get cardi while it still fits!

PolterGoose Wed 20-Jan-16 09:48:29

The K2tog reduces the stitches by 1 and the YF (sometimes called yarn over [needle] yo or yon) adds a stitch, so the stitch count stays the same. In the picture you can see the YO making a stitch.

Bloodybridget Wed 20-Jan-16 11:19:33

Tvm PolterGoose. Think I have cracked it now!

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