Yarn Overs: wuz doin’ it rong

So, there’s this blog I read occasionally:  Knitting to Stay Sane.  I like it.  I think it’s well-written, and entertaining, and sometimes, I learn a thing or two.

I was amused by a recent post in which the writer discovers – much to her embarrassment while in a workshop – that she’s been doing yarn overs incorrectly for years.

“Uh-oh,” I thought, with a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach.

Was I doing it wrong all this time, too?  After all, if someone whose knitting blog I respect can be doing her yarn overs wrong all this time, where does this leave me?  I am a relatively inexperienced knitter, by comparison to many, many people out there. I’m mostly self-taught, and while good at most of the things I know how to do, I know I have a great deal to learn.

Welp, turns out I was doing yarn overs wrong all this time, too.

Thank you, Glenna C., for schooling me (and I’m sure many others) on yarn overs.  Your pain is my gain. While I’m sorry you were embarassed, thank goodness you told the world about it, else I’d never have known!!!

Knitters, if you’re at all worried, please check out her post on the correct way to do a yarn over.  I am eternally grateful to her for it, and it is well-documented and described.

Published by Beth

I reside in North Carolina with my husband Fred and am acclimating to a new area after 13 years in Pittsburgh. In the past few years I have completely changed my life (and I couldn't do it without support from family and friends). I now work as a writer and editor, and my favorite topics to write about are how to live a more positive life, book reviews, and sharing my crafts. Welcome! By the way, following links on this post may result in my earning a small fee. As an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases.

One thought on “Yarn Overs: wuz doin’ it rong

  1. Aside from the knitting info-which in my case I have nooooidea what a “yarn-over” is anyway…I chucked to see the use of the word “welp”. I thought I was the only one who uses it!

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