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Old 01-03-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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carrying the off color yarn when illusion knitting
Hi,

I'm very new to knitting but would like to try an illusion pattern such as DNA ( http://magknits.com/May06/patterns/rosalind.htm ) or this nice one ( http://www.dabne.net/carolina/geekkn...uxscarf-en.htm ).

Which technique is used to carry the "other color" along while you work the rows? The ones I saw Amy describe in her videos seemed more for multi-colors on the same row.

Thanks!

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Old 01-03-2007, 05:36 PM   #2
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You don't carry the other color along in the DNA pattern. You simply let it hang at the end of the row until you need it again.

Edited to add: the Linux pattern is done the same way.
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Thanks! I thought it would look a little funny with the 2-row long "dashes" at the edge of the scarf, but I'll give it a go and we'll see.

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They'll be pretty subtle, don't worry about it!
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