I am knitting a fair isle cardigan. My instructions say to use a "knit-up" stitch in the background color on each side of my front steek. I assume the purpose is to have a uniform color on the fold line when I pick up stitches for the ribbing.
BUT, the only way I can keep the background color going is by working the stitches with two more spools of yarn (as in intarsia). Do they really mean to do this for a single stitch? I can't find reference to a "knit-up stitch" anywhere.
When they say background color for the knit-up stitch, they mean the background color for that row, not a single color for the entire sweater.
So knit that stitch with whatever the background color on that row is, do an alternating stitch with the two colors for the steek, and then make another stitch with the background for the other side of the steek.
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Thank you so much! I really thought they meant to use the background color of the sweater. I am happy that I've been doing it right all along.
Yesterday I went to the library, last night I was online until 2:00 AM, then today I drove to my local yarn shop looking for an answer. Two clerks there helped me search their books with no luck. (I could have finished knitting the body of the sweater in all the time I wasted!)
I am so glad I found your site. (Tomorrow I will call the yarn shop.)