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Old 02-01-2012, 04:17 AM   #1
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holes when changing colors in work
I have been knitting for about 40 years and have always leaned toward texture pattern sweaters and only occasionally doing multicolored ones. It's very frustrating when I do one though because I always have trouble with the holes when switching yarns. My tension is very consistent but invariably the holes appear or the first stitch separates from the rest. I have followed all of the books I have researched and videos but it seems the harder I try the worse it gets.

Anybody have any suggestions?

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Old 02-01-2012, 06:12 AM   #2
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Usually the problem is not crossing the two colors of yarn when changing colors. Bringing the new color up over the old color prevents holes and links the sections together. I would guess you've seen that twist of the yarn in the videos and in the books you've already looked at but just is case, here's a video on intarsia and one on fair isle from the KH site.
You could tighten up the tension just a bit for intarsia but putting more tension on fair isle just makes it pucker.
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