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meridian 01-04-2005 08:45 PM

How do you change colors?
I'm knitting a scarf with a single flower that uses two colors of yarn on each end. The flower isn't very big (22 st across, 27 rows). It seems like I could get away with carrying the colors across and have fewer ends to weave in later. Or should I use a ball or bobbin for each section?

Thanks in advance!

amy 01-08-2005 04:38 PM

Welcome, Meridian!

They say not to carry the yarn for more than 5 stitches. That's why Fair Isle patterns don't include big areas of one color, because the other color would need to be carried too far.

You won't have a lot of ends to weave in if you use the intarsia method. You will need a strand/bobbin of yarn for each color section. It sounds like you only have a few color sections, so that's not too many ends to weave in.

Hope that helps! Happy knitting!

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