I'm knitting a striped baby sweater and I'm hoping someone might be able to help me with a quick question. The instructions I have on how to switch colors when striping aren't very specific. (They're from the "Yarn Girl's Guide...." book). Here's what they said:
1- Work the number of desired rows in color A. Leave the A yarn attached.
2- Addd in color B by looping the new yarn around the right needle and knitting.
3- work the number of desired rows in color B.
4- To switch to color A, let go of color B and pick up color A.
Here's my problem... The stripes are made up of 10 rows. When I get to the point where I want to switch colors, when I "pick up color A", it makes a loop along the edge of my knitting. I'm not sure the best way to explain this, but I feel like there must be something I'm missing.
I've looked at the video for Fair Isle striping and it shows carrying the yarn across the row which I think I could do- at least for the wrong side (the piece is in St. st). What I don't understand though, is what you do on the "right side" of the garmet?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give... this is making me bananas!