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Old 01-06-2007, 05:39 PM   #4
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do you literally hang on to it while you continue to use the other colors?
GOSH NO! That would be stranding (used when knitting a fair isle pattern). This is just *not* cutting/breaking the yarn after each use and allowing it to remain at the point you left off using it, but twisting it around the one you're working with every 2 rows or so. If you're using 3 colors, you could alternate the twisting business every other row.

So.......if you're using red, white & pink.....each having 2 rows

R
R
W(Twist red around white at start of round)
W
P (Twist red around pink at start of round)
P (Twist white around pink at start of round)
R (Twist pink around red at start of round)
R (Twist white around red at start of round)
W (Twist pink around white at start of round)
W (Twist red around white at start of round)
P (Twist white around pink at start of round)
P (Twist red around pink at start of round)
R (Twist white around red at start of round)
R (Twist pink around red at start of round)
W
W and so forth...

This will prevent large loops from forming in between where you're using each color.

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i tried just picking up the new color when i needed it but it just didn't look right
Try this: I'm pretty sure someone here probably put me on to this, so I'm just passing it on. It's a way to avoid the "step up" when knitting stripes in the round.

HTH

Diane
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