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What does yf, yarn forward mean?

Noro yarn abbreviations. Also yfrn. Is that the same as y/o knit to pearl?

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It means pull the thread or wool to the front of the needle.

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What do yon and yfrn mean in a knitting pattern?


yon is usually Yarn On (or over) Needle. This is a yarn over between a purl and a knit stitch. (After the purl stitch, keep the working yarn in front of the needle. Then place the right needle into the next stitch so that the right needle is behind the left needle in the stitch. Wind the yarn around the needle and pull the loop through.)

yfrn is a Yarn foward and round the needle. This is a similar yarn over to the yon but is a little larger. The difference is that the yarn over is done after a knit stitch and before a purl stitch. After the knit stitch, bring the yarn in front of the needle. Wrap the yarn anti-clockwise around the right needle so that the yarn is again at the front of the work. Place the right needle in the front of the next stitch on the left needle. Then do a normal purl stitch.

You can see some videos and still photos here: http://www.stitcharena.com/library/hand-knitting/yfwd-yfrn-yrn-and-yon/ .

I hope this helps.

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It looks like you would scoop up three stitches instead of one and then instead of transferring them over to the other needle you would yarn over and repeat that action twice more, then scoop up three stitches knit and count how many stitches you have if you do it right you have increased the row from 3 stitches to 7.

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