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Old 06-23-2011, 07:22 AM   #1
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Single row in different color in round
How do I change colors when knitting only a single row of stitches in a different color in the round? The round never actually joins and it leaves a gap.

Also, is there a way to save myself the headache of cutting the yarn at the end of evey round with this second color? I would hate to weave in all those loose ends. I tried not cutting the yarn and using in again a few rounds later when I needed it, but it seemed to pull the previous stitches funny.

I'm having so many problems with such a simple pattern.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:28 AM   #2
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This article may help, I believe you'll have to slip the first st to join the colors. Also scroll down the main page to Jogless.

http://techknitting.blogspot.com/201...e-version.html
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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Yes, there are good ways of doing a jogless join. Remember also to cross the colors so you don't leave a gap. You can keep the color going up the rows when it isn't in use by loosely carrying it so it doesn't pull at the join and maybe periodically catching it behind a st as your rows increase until you need it again.
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I tried not cutting the yarn and using in again a few rounds later when I needed it, but it seemed to pull the previous stitches funny.
I know what you mean by this. I find the same thing. It seems like it should work, but it just doesn't. One thing I do and like the results of is the following... When I am about 2-3 inches from where the color change is I hold the new color up along side the needle end that is in the left hand, then as I knit the next stitch I run the working needle under the yarn that I will be using soon (don't incorporate it into the knitting, just go under it as you knit with the color you have been using), on the next stitch put the right needle over the strand (very easy to do). Keep alternating under and over until you get to the point where the color change is. Then switch and start working with the new color and put the color you are dropping up along the left needle and work over it the same way for 2-3 inches. Then cut the old color off. Pull a bit on the tails after you are done and stretch the work out a bit to finish the process.
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