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laurebelle26 06-09-2010 07:55 PM

Knitting with more than one color while knitting in the round
Ok this is the first time I am using circular needles. I chose to do a hat as it is my understanding is a good project to start with on these needles. My problem is I am unsure how to use them when we are talking about more than one color. Are there any instructional videos I can watch? Or do I add the two colors at the beginning regardless of when the pattern calls for each (first row of 99 sts calls for 5 knit of one color and 5 purl of the other until last four sts.) Thanks for any help!

Jan in CA 06-09-2010 08:03 PM

So you'll be doing vertical stripes? If so then you'll need to use both at the same time in a method called stranding (aka fair isle). Here's a video where I learned.

There is also a video here under the video tab/advanced techniques.

It takes practice to learn w/o getting the stitches and floats too tight so be patient.

RuthieinMaryland 06-10-2010 12:20 AM

Thanks a mil...
Hi, Jan!

Thanks so much for this Philosopher's Wool video. It's awesome! And just something I was looking for only today to work into a design for the book!!!

Wow! :yay:

Happy Knitting,

Ruthie :knitting:

Jan in CA 06-10-2010 12:25 AM

You're welcome, Ruthie! It helped me tremendously when I learned fair isle because I couldn't hold two yarns in one hand easily. :thumbsup:

laurebelle26 06-10-2010 01:20 AM

THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH! I was going crazy, this helps me greatly. And thanks for the encouragement, I will keep at it. :muah:

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