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Old 09-02-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
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carrying yarn up the edge
i am making a scraf and i want to do wide strips and carry the yarn
up the edge. i know how to do if for a row or two but how do you
carry a yarn up several inches?
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:48 PM   #2
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More than 4 rows gets too messy and there's a chance the yarn will pull up the edges and make it too tight. It's usually better to cut it, and weave in the ends.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:18 AM   #3
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I'm actually doing a scarf like that now, too. 6" color changes, I'm cutting the yarn each time. I think it's easier and makes a neat transition from one color to the other.
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Are there just two colors? If a stripe (color A) as far as you'd like, carrying the 'resting yarn' (B) up between the 2 & 3 stitch from the edge.
(not at the gets messy on the edge of a scarf)

Each time you go down and back and reach the resting yarn B, let the working yarn A 'tag it in' (a wrap) to secure it in the new row, but continue on with A for as many add'l rows as you like. But make sure A keeps tagging in B, to keep B secured in the newest row.

When you are finally satisfied with the width/height of the working yarn color A, at the place where the resting yarn B has been waiting her turn, drop A and pick up B.

It would be impossibly confusing to carry more than two colors this way.

However, you can alternate as many color stripes as you like, but just two at a time for the "carrying up' partnership. Example: A & B work together; C & D work together; E & F work together.
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