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Today we will speak very briefly about the difference between Yarn UNDER and Yarn OVER.
Below in the page you will find a short video I recorded to show you exactly how you do the two of them, but first I would like to go through the differences.
The first thing to know is that there is not a right or wrong method, they are just two different methods with their differences and you might want to go for one or the other for different projects.
In order to decide which method suits you the best, let’s go through their differences.
- More Yarn
- Less Yarn
Here we are with some details.
- SIZE and AMOUNT OF YARN:
So the first difference is that, as you can also see from the images and the video above, the results have difference size.
As mentioned the Yarn Over method uses less yarn so it’s natural that you will have a smaller result.
So the Yarn Over method might be useful if you don’t have much yarn or if you are doing a big project and you want to save some yarn.
If you will work with Yarn Under you will have a softer result, while if you work with Yarn Over the result will be slightly stiffer, this is due to the fact that we cross the yarn in a different way.
When you Yarn Under you have more yarn between the stitches and this help the work to look softer compared to the Yarn Over where the yarn is less so the work is more compact, stiffer.
As result of this different way of crossing the yarn you will also notice the different shape of the stitch, in the case of the video above: Single Crochet (US terms).
In the project with Yarn Under you will have a V-shape, in case of the project with Yarn Over you will have a X-shape – in the video you see the difference in details.
Some people prefer the look of the X-shape, so they might choose this method only for this reason.
Now that you know the differences, are you more team Yarn UNDER or team Yarn OVER, let me know in the comments!