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Old 07-08-2005, 04:06 PM   #1
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How to pick up a color for a small pattern
First off, let me say...I'm so glad there are so many people that contribute to the forum, because it feels like I'm just a plethera (sp?) of questions

Anyway, as I said before, I'm about to start some heart patterns on a baby hat (one of the patterns on KH). My question is...what do I do to change the color? It seems like all I'd do is pick up the CC for my working yarn at the appropriate spot. But then do I carry that yarn along, or leave a section of yarn for each heart?
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It really depends on how the pattern is laid out. If you have a string of hearts that are rather close together, you can just carry the yarn to the next heart. but, if they're more than 5 or so stitches away from each other, you'll want to knit them intarsia style.

Check out the videos on this page. About halfway down, you'll see the section called "How to knit with 2 colors at a time".
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The pattern for the heart is:

Row 1: *k3 MC, k1 CC, k4 MC, repeat from * around.
Row 2: *k2 MC, k3 CC, k3 MC, repeat from * around.
Row 3: *k1 MC, k5 CC, k2 MC, repeat from * around.
Row 4: *k7 CC, k1 MC, repeat from * around.
Row 5: *k3 CC, k1 MC, repeat from * around.
Row 6: *k1 MC, k1 CC, k3 MC, k1 CC, repeat from * around.

(http://www.vintageknits.com/babyhat.html)

There should be 9 hearts total. What do you think?
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