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Old 11-01-2006, 12:37 PM   #1
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How do I...Alternating skeins of variegated yarn
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I want to knit a scarf (the pattern is the “My so called scarf”) with a Manos of Uruguay variegated yarn. I read online that because the skeins are kettle-dyed I should knit with both skeins at the same time, alternating between them. Can anyone explain how I would go about doing this? Thank you!
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:24 PM   #2
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To start using another skein just start knitting with it. Cut the other yarn and leave a tail for weaving in later. I don't know how often they recommend alternating though. When the scarf is done you can weave in the ends.
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Old 11-01-2006, 02:24 PM   #3
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I don't think I was clear. I read you had to knit with both skeins at the same time, alternating between one and the other, so that the scarf doesn't turn out to look different b/c the yarn is kettle dyed and no two are alike. I was just not sure how to go about it.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:55 PM   #4
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CO and knit, following pattern instructions, the first row with skein A. Turn. Insert needle in first st and loop skein B over the needle and finish the st. Then finish the row and knit back to the other side following pattern instructions. Drop skein B and knit across and back with skein A following pattern instructions. Continue in this manner.
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Old 11-01-2006, 10:42 PM   #5
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If you only do one row with a skein, you won't have yarn there to pick up for the next row. I think you have to knit two rows with one skein and knit the next two rows with the second skein, so you are back where you left the first one.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:57 AM   #6
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Thank you! You both answered my question!
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I just bought four hanks of Manos and no idea what to do with it. Maybe that My-So-Called Scarf, maybe not. My question is, if I knit two rows with A and the next two rows with B, will row #5 then start with A again just like that? Won't there be a bit of unknitted yarn just hanging there from getting picked up two rows later?
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Yes, you just bring the yarn from skein B up into knitting position and continue on. There will be tiny loops (not hanging bits) at the edge where you pick up a new skein every two rows. These will be completely inconspicuous if you knit the first two stitches after changing skeins a bit more tightly.
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You would twist yarn A around yarn B when changing colors so they won't be as loose.
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