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Old 10-02-2005, 08:43 PM   #1
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Stripes - what to do with "other" color?
Hello, I have a simple question about making stripes - what do I do with the unused color yarn while I am knitting the other? Do I have to cut it and tie it after each stripe, and then re-tie it on? Or is there a way to work it in? I am a little confused, I have only done solid projects so far! Thank you for your help!!! :D
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Old 10-02-2005, 09:44 PM   #2
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It depends on the width of the stripes you are doing. If it is a thin stripe (usually less than an inch) you can leave it hanging there and then when you want to use that color again just carry it up the side of the work and start knitting with it. It is a little messy looking though so if you're doing a scarf or something you might want to cut and weave in each time. If it's a wide stripe, you'd probably want to cut and weave it in anyway, as carrying it up the side could bunch it up and make it look messy.
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Old 10-02-2005, 09:46 PM   #3
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You can also try to carry up one color as you use the other. When you get to the end where the old color is, bring the color in use under the old color and kind of carry it up the side. You'll be able to see it, but it won't bunch that way and you won't have to connect it each time.
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:47 PM   #4
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Ingrid ....I am about to try to carry a strand up for the first time...what do you mean by "under" the new color? What happens when I first join the new color in?
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You join in the color as you would any new ball. Is it for the hat? In the round I catch it beforehand. I don't know if you saw the posts yesterday about adding a new color.

http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/for...387&highlight=

So you've knit the first rows, you add your new color and you get around to the beginning of the round. Just put the color you're working with under the color that's hanging and it will 'bring it up.' Do this for as many rounds as your new color is worked and then reverse them. It doesn't leave big loops that way, you have no ends to weave in and you only have to attach the new colors once.
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This hat isnt worked in the round because its stripey....
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Old 10-11-2005, 11:22 PM   #7
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I dont think Im doing it right...it looks messy. :(
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Why wouldn't you do it in the round because of the stripes?

Is it messy on the inside or at the edge? Either way, it will be hidden.

I've done striped hats in the round--I don't think you really want a seam on the inside of chemo hat, anyway. There is a technique called jogless jog so your stripes will line up nicely if it's in the round. To be honest, I never bother, but I'm sure its on line somewhere. Otherwise I'll look it up when I get home.
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I've been thinking about the same thing.....I have about a third of the hat done, but Im considering frogging & joining & doin it in the round...seems silly not to.
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Compared to your other projects, the hat is peanuts, you can whip it out in the round during your lunch hour!
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