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knitguy 01-03-2007 05:28 PM

carrying the off color yarn when illusion knitting

I'm very new to knitting but would like to try an illusion pattern such as DNA ( ) or this nice one ( ).

Which technique is used to carry the "other color" along while you work the rows? The ones I saw Amy describe in her videos seemed more for multi-colors on the same row.



brownishcoat 01-03-2007 05:36 PM

You don't carry the other color along in the DNA pattern. You simply let it hang at the end of the row until you need it again.

Edited to add: the Linux pattern is done the same way.

knitguy 01-03-2007 05:43 PM

Thanks! I thought it would look a little funny with the 2-row long "dashes" at the edge of the scarf, but I'll give it a go and we'll see.


brownishcoat 01-03-2007 05:50 PM

They'll be pretty subtle, don't worry about it! :thumbsup:

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