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Old 10-02-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Knitting with two colours in one row... Help!
I recently found a beautiful afghan from bernat, but I had to buy the book to see the pattern. I bought the design only to realize that I had to knit with two colours in one row, which I have never done before. Here is an example of the pattern:

1st row: with b, k7. *with c, k1. With b,k1. Rep from * to last 8 sts. With c k1. With b k7.

Most of the pattern is straight forward. I'm just not sure how to start, knit and end these types of rows. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 10-02-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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You carry the unused yarn across the back of the sts you're doing with the other color. Keep them loose, let them 'float' behind the others.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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This video will show you an example of carrying two colors in a manner similar to your pattern. If you're going the carry yarn over 7sts it may help to catch the yarn after the thrid st or so just so you avoid a very long float that may catch on things and get pulled out.
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Ok but when I start this row do I add the 2nd colour in when I need it or at the beginning? How would I do that?
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:19 PM   #5
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Just use the 2nd color on the first stitch you need it, the k1. Leave a tail so you can weave it in later.
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