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boyforpele13 04-12-2006 04:17 PM

circular color change/join

Is there a preferred method of joining a new color when doing circular knitting? Like in the clogs, when you change to the cuff color, if you just start knitting with the new color, you have a big hole where it's not joined anymore kinda thing, which of course can be fixed before felting, but I wasn't sure if that was right. i've seen a trick at some of the sock sites where you knit with the tail first TBL or something, but I wasn't sure if that was appropriate for this or not.

Thanks! :)

kemp 04-12-2006 05:37 PM

You can just start with the new color. I usually knit a couple of sts, then tie the old yarn tail and the new yarn tail in a bow so it says together until I weave them in later.

Boogs 04-12-2006 09:08 PM

I do one row in the new colour and, then, once I get back to the first stitch, lift the stitch below, (in the old colour) onto the left needle and knit that one together with the first stitch of the new colour.

Once that's done, I carry on with the new colour until I'm ready to change again.

That will give you a 'jogless' stripe.

As for leaving no holes, you need to twist the two different coloured yarns around each other, (just the once, not kazillions of times) on the wrong side before knitting with the new colour.

I'm sure there are much better explanations here on KH!

nadinez 11-03-2012 12:42 PM

I'm having the same problem with holes. How does twisting help?

suzeeq 11-03-2012 03:00 PM

Twisting the yarns loosely helps lessen the gap where you change the colors.

Jan in CA 11-03-2012 04:02 PM

I answered in your other post, nadinez.

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