A yarn over, YO, is intrinsic to lace and eyelet knitting as it is how you make the 'holes'. It also adds a stitch to your needle, and is counter balanced by a decrease, often but not always on the same row. The most common issue we help knitters with is the loss of the YO worked before a purl stitch. When you purl the yarn is up front, so if you go from a yarn over to a purl, you have to go around the needle one more time.
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