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Old 03-03-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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Color Change In The Round
Hi there! I'm having a hard time figuring out how to do a color change while I'm knitting in the round. I've tried doing it at the begining of the row, as in where the yarn join is, but that leaving a huge gap and looks all wrong. I can do color changes while knitting flat, but I'm confused about how to go about it since I'm new at knitting in the round. Any ideas?

I'm using two size 8 circular needles because it's a small diameter scarf.

Thanks so much!!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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Got this answer from another forum...

"If youíre just dropping one color and picking up the next, then it is likely to leave a little bit of a hole there. The good news is that itís not a permanent hole. When Iím changing colors when knitting in the round, I knit a few stitches with the new color and then go back and tie a half knot with the two yarn tails and twist them into a little yarn butterfly. After Iíve knit a few rounds, I got back and undo the butterfly and weave in the two ends, being sure to even out the tension at the join. Iíve found that keeping that half knot in helps to close the hole."

I found that if I did this and kept knitting a few rows up then it looks how its supposed to.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:32 PM   #3
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Right, you just start knitting with the new color and you can weave in the ends later. (I almost never tie knots)
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