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Trench Kamen 12-15-2007 10:24 PM

How to switch colors in a simple, multi-colored striped scarf.
I've started knitting my first bi-color scarf as a practice, and I've noticed that every time I switch colors, there is a row on the backside of the scarf that has the new color woven under it--visible. I do not know the proper name of this, but I am sure it is well-known. I've looked around the internet for advice on switching colors seamlessly, but I haven't found an answer that seems to specifically answer my question, being can I make a scarf where both sides look like the "front" side (the color blocks are seamless).

It seems as though the only way to do this is to knit a scarf that is twice the desired width, and then fold it over to hide the 'underside' and sew it together. Is this true?

Thank you for your time.

Ingrid 12-15-2007 10:27 PM

What you're seeing on the reverse is unavoidable--the dreaded purl bump. :teehee:

You have the right idea about knitting the scarf double, but it's much simpler to knit it in the round rather than seaming it. You could use a 16" circular needle and just knit and knit and knit--no purling, and all the bi-colored bumps are on the inside. All the strands from changing colors can hang in there, too.

Trench Kamen 12-16-2007 12:42 AM

Ah, I see. Thank you!

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