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Old 05-11-2006, 04:13 PM   #1
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Fist time: Multiple Color Knitting?
Hey all-I'm new to the world of knitting (only one successful scarf so far), and have a question. I'd like to knit another scarf, but a very long, narrow one (like 6-8 feet) in multiple colors. I was probably thinking about making it around 5-6" wide with 4 or 5 colors and frayed/tassled edges.

However, I don't know how to knit with multiple colors like that. My last scarf was multiple colors but in blocks, so I cut off the thread in between. For this one, I picture myself with 4 or 5 balls spread out all over the floor in front of me, but I just don't know how to integrate the stitches together.

Are there any videos/tutorials out there anyone could point me to, or someone good at typing these things out (I can be a little slow).

Thanks so much!
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Do you want all the colors knit together, or stripes? What do you want the final scarf to look like?
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Old 05-12-2006, 09:14 AM   #3
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I wanted stripes-so essentially 1" wide stripes 6-8' long down the scarf-they don't have to overlap at all, just essentially join six one inch scarves down the length of the whole scarf.

Thanks for any help you can give me!
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There are two ways to go about this--intarsia and the easy way.

For intarsia, you'd have all the yarn attached to your needles at once. You'd need to do a cable cast on, switching colors (there's video of cable cast on) and then knit the stripes, making sure you twist the yarns to avoid a hole (also video on that here.)

The easy way is to knit it lenghwise on a very long circular needle, working back and forth. You'd knit for an inch with one color, then switch to another for the next inch. Long rows, but pretty simple.
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