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Old 04-17-2007, 02:57 AM   #1
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Hello,

First of all, thanks for such a nifty website. It's very useful and very well designed. I can imagine the amount of effort that has gone into this. Hats off!

I took to knitting recently and have found it very interesting. I learnt purl and knit stitches from a lady and used the internet to search for easy patterns. That's when I landed on this site and haven't left it since.

I used the baby bib pattern given on the Getting Started page and it came out really well. I want to experiment with it and use two different colors. Let's say I want to use pink and blue for the bib, how do I change colors and where?

If I want to knit a bib which has four rows of blue and four rows of pink and this pattern repeats all along, how do I knit this bib?

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Old 04-17-2007, 07:57 AM   #2
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To change colors for stripes, you just start knitting with the new color. Don't cut the old color, just let it carry up the side, or else you'll have waaaay to many ends to weave it.
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:37 AM   #3
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I'll obviously be showing my ignorance on this one :-) but, doesn't 'carrying up the side' lead to a 'loop' of yarn where it's carried up? Especially if you carry up more than one row?
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:39 AM   #4
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It does to a degree. You can minimize that by keeping your working yarn under the hanging yarn on the edge to "carry" it up the side. You can also knit a border on the bib when you're done to cover it up, if you like.

I just can imagine weaving in two ends for every stripe. :?
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:02 AM   #5
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I usually cut my yarn when I change colors for stripes. You have ends to weave in, but it's not that bad. I did it with my cotton "Saguaro" top, and it was a bear to weave in the ends, but not impossible.

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Old 04-17-2007, 12:12 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
It does to a degree. You can minimize that by keeping your working yarn under the hanging yarn on the edge to "carry" it up the side. You can also knit a border on the bib when you're done to cover it up, if you like.

I just can imagine weaving in two ends for every stripe. :?
Ok, pardon my ignorance, I understood your first comment about not cutting the new color yarn. But this one is way above my head.

How do I knit a border? Do I do that after the bib is done? Can you please point me to a video or instructions for this?

Shandeh, that sweater is awesome. The color combination is just too good.

Thanks for the replies.
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If you check out the video on picking up stitches, that shows how to create 'live' stitches all along the edge of your bib. You just knit these stitches, preferably in garter stitch so it won't roll, and you have a knitted edge.
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Here is the video for picking up stitches that Amy made.
(the one that Ingrid was referring to)
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Thanks Ingrid and Shandeh. The video explains it really well. The first bib is done and I already gave it to my neighbor kid. I will try a border on my next bib.

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