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heatherg23 04-18-2008 03:08 PM

Adding Yarn for Knit & Purl

I was wondering if you add yarn the same way for knit stitch and purl stitch.

I have a problem adding yarn when I've been purling every stitch. (Purling is so much easier for me).

I havn't tried it with the knit stitch yet. What happens is when I take the new yarn, I tie it around the existing yarn and bring it all the way up to the first stitch. Then when I purl with the new color, a couple rows, it (where the new yarn is attached) sags like it's weighing it down.

Any answers would be appreciated..Thanks in advance.


Sheri 04-18-2008 05:05 PM

When adding a new skein you should knit or purl only 2 or 3 stitches with both strands. At the top of the page you will see a tab called view videos. You might want to look through all the wonderful video's we have available.

heatherg23 04-18-2008 06:32 PM

Right, I did see them but would that work for adding different colored yarn? Would you have to twist the 2 strands as if you wanted to carry them up throughout the piece.

That's one thing the dvd I bought mentioned. THANKS!


ecb 04-18-2008 10:25 PM

depends on how frequently you will be changing color, but for a big strip across your entire project, just do a Russian join, instead of twisting 2 strands, hook them together so the strands double back on their own color, THEN twist
there is a video about that, or at least a pic of how to do it.

good luck


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