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Old 07-13-2012, 09:39 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by deann View Post
Hello again, okay, what is the best way to change colors on this pattern? Please let me know how you do it.[/QUOTE

As an example....if your Dishie ballband dishcloth is going to be PRIMARILY white with green's what you do:

Cast on 39st with green. Knit 1 row, purl the next row. (these are Rows 1 & 2 of the repeat)

Now it's time to literally attach the white yarn: simply tie it to the green yarn dangling there (the green yarn hanging there is called 'the working yarn' and is coming out of the green skein).

To begin Row 3 (the Right Side is facing you), simply begin knitting with the white yarn. Do not cut the green yarn. Just let her dangle there along the right edge until you need her again for Rows 7 & 8.

When you need green for Row 7, just drop the white, pick up green and knit with her (don't cut the white, just let her dangle until you need her again for Rows 9-12. )

True, when you last used green it was left at the end of Row 2, and here we are at Row 7....but no matter, just pull her up the side and start using her. Make sure to snug her up good.... and be sure to snug her and the white together like BFF's for that first stitch.

Be careful to keep the right side edge (where the yarns are being carried up and along) as tidy as possible.

My first Dishie ballband dishcloth had a bit of a messy right side edge, so I crocheted a sc border on both the right & left side edges. I didn't like that look very much, so on my next Dishie ballband dishcloth I was more careful about snuggling my green and white yarn together at the switcheroo rows 3 & 7.

You don't cut white free until you're entirely done with her on your last Row 12. Then continue with green for the final 2 rows of the dishcloth, which ends with repeating just Rows 1 & 2 with green.

Then bind off with green, and cut her loose from the skein and weave in the tail.
Hello, I have my yarn and ready to go!!! In your notes above you say cast on 39, your pattern says 45. Is that just because your directions above were an example??
Do I need to add 2 stitches on the ends (k1,p2) for the edge??

Thank you again.
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