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Old 08-02-2006, 12:26 PM   #1
Ribbing the Cuff
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Afraid of Flat Knitting
Yes, I admit it. I'm afraid to start that HiP scarf I want so much because it's not done in the round. >.< So far I have knitted three scarves, a beanie, fingerless gloves, and super-long armwarmers, but nothing that involved going back and forth! I've only ever done swatches this way and the edges always looked too rough.

I'd also really like to do a super-quick bulky yarn, garter stitch, rugby-style school scarf (after three Harry Potter scarves, I'm nearly sick of knitting scarves - but I love wearing them!) This would mean changing colours just like the HiP scarf, but how do you weave in ends when you can't hide the tail anywhere (double-sided is a must)? I've had issues with it poking through to the other side when it was too short. And is there a jog when changing colours this way?

Thanks for your patience!
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Old 08-02-2006, 03:21 PM   #2
Grafting the Toe
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If you weave it in the right way, you won't be able to see the tails. Check out Amy's video on duplicate stitch join. The edges being "messy" is a common complaint. If you slip the first stitch of each row it really helps.
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