Knitting makes me happy, computers keep me humble.
with yarn in the back is really one, smooth movement, so here's
1. Hold yarn in left
hand, behind the work. Your needles will be touching most
2. Put right needle behind yarn and insert into the stitch as if to purl
3. Move right needle
up and to the right so it goes to the back of the left
4. Pick up a loop of yarn as if you were going to knit
5. Don't work the stitch, just bring the loop itself to the front of the needles
6. Go through the stitch knitwise (front to back) and slip the old stitch off. Done!
Okay. So it's one,
smooth movement. Let's see if I can describe the
Yarn behind the work,
sweep the right needle under the yarn and into the front
Now the tip of your
right needle sweeps up, brushing the left needle and clicks
Do NOT work the stitch
yet, just pull the right needles with loop to the front
Reprinted with permission 4-15-2003
See it in pictures on Theresa's blog.
Another set of illustrations.