Unlike the standard technique, a yarn over knit backwards will not create an eyelet. In fact, it will create an increase that is structurally the same as a M1R – only a bit looser. Typically, it is incorporated in other, more complex knitting techniques. Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind-off is probably the most common example.In knitting patterns, this stitch is usually abbreviated with “byo” for “backward yarn over” or – less common – “ryo“.Anyway, let’s knit it together!
HOW TO KNIT THE REVERSE YARN OVER
How to knit the reverse yarn overThe reverse yarn over. Hi everyone, my name is Norman and today I want to show
- Any yarn woks. I am using the Schachenmayr Catania Grande in this tutorial
- Any type of needle. I am using the Knitter's Pride Dreamz here
- Start in the standard knitting position with yarn held in the back.
- Wrap the yarn around the needle clockwise. It more or less boils down to pushing the right needle against the working yarn.
- Secure the yarn with your index finger and insert your needle into the next stitch.
- Step 4: Knit the next stitch to secure the resulting reverse yarn over.
HOW TO HANDLE THE RETURN ROW
The reverse yarn over creates a twisted loop around the needle. As a result, you have to take care in the return row or next round. The loop will be mounted on the needle twisted.Still, you should purl it the regular way. This means you insert your needle from right to left all the same. This will twist the loop around and close the eyelet. If you were to purl the reverse yarn over through the backloop, you would untwist it again, resulting in a standard eyelet.