Knitting has many techniques that evolve into wonderful patterns and one of the easiest is the YARN OVER, which can create lacy little holes in a pattern. Little holes may not sound too go so here is a picture of the Feather and Fan stitch which uses yarn overs:
Knit to Knit:
1. If you are on a knitting row then bring the yarn from the back of the work to the front between the two needles. Knit the next stitch, bringing to yarn to the back over the right needle. (look at diagram) This is also used as an increase stitch and on buttonholes.
Purl to Purl:
2. If the yarn over is called for on a purling row then leave the yarn at the front of the work. bring the yarn to the back over the right needle and to the front again, purl the next stitch.
Now isn't that easy, let's go out and Feather and Fan for shawls and other nice summer items.