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bailchri
01-29-2009, 02:26 PM
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTwildstripes.html

I L-O-V-E this blanket but need some guidance because so far the only thing I've made is one dishcloth. This blanket seems simple enough, I know how to do the stitch but here are my questions:
1. How to start a new row with a new color?
2. How do I use the circular needle to knit this? I've not seen an example of how to knit flat things on a needle like this.

Are there some good videos somewhere to show me the answers to these questions?

Any other advice you'd give a newbie on this pattern?

Thanks!

suzeeq
01-29-2009, 02:50 PM
You use a circular to knit flat the same as you do straight needles; at the end of the row, swap the ends so the sts are on the needle in your left hand. To add a color on a new row, drop the old color and start knitting with the new one, leaving a tail to weave in later, 4" or so.

hwn222
01-30-2009, 02:34 PM
There are also some really great videos under the "view videos" tab of this website. The "advanced techniques" and "tips" pages will probably help. I learned a LOT from watching those videos when I was just starting (and still use them ;) ). Good luck!