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09-06-2009, 05:29 PM
Hello there...

I seem to remember reading something somewhere..which of course now I can't find....

It was about switching colours in rib stitches...

For example...

I want to knit a sweater that is done entirely in a 2x2 rib stitch. It has one colour change in it, which means two places where you have to change from MC, to CC, and back from CC to MC.

I seem to recall this piece of advice I read said, if you want to avoid having the unsightly strands across the back of the purl sides, one could simply knit across the whole row for one row, so that you don't get that weird line that happens in colour changes on the purl side.

Has anyone else read this piece of advice, or better yet...done this technique?

Jan in CA
09-06-2009, 07:04 PM
It was probably me. ;) Just knit the color change row with no purls then start ribbing again. You won't even notice that the one row isn't ribbed. :thumbsup:

09-06-2009, 08:20 PM
Oh, that sounds like a very handy tip, I'll have to remember that! :)

09-06-2009, 08:28 PM
That's what I did when I made my dog's striped sweater. Works great.

09-07-2009, 09:03 AM
Oh Good...I am not going crazy....!

I went on a websearch googling all sorts of crazy things....and couldn't find it anywhere...meanwhile...I have asked the question here already!!!!

Thank you...I will do that when I get around to the sweater..

This time round...I am making it out of wool instead of acrylic, hand dyed wool, and I know how to fix stitches by dropping down, rather than taking back several rows of stitches.

It is one of those projects that I had to revisit, cause my knitting skills, and yarn tastes have changed a lot since!!!