Fix an Accidental Yarn Over

Green yarn and knitting on a wooden floor next to a cup of tea

We’ve all done it … somehow made an accidental yarn over in the knitting. Here’s how you fix it and get back to knitting quickly.

  • Stop knitting one stitch before the yarn over. Slip the stitch knitwise.
  • Now we’ll twist the yarn over but the direction depends on which side the short leg is. If it’s at the back, twist it clockwise to the front. If it’s at the front, push it anticlockwise to the back.
  • Slip both stitches onto the left needle and knit them together. 

All done! No holes, no loose stitches. You’ve got this.

For a video tutorial, check out this YouTube short on How to Fix an Accidental Yarn Over.

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