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Old 01-22-2008, 10:16 AM   #1
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How to join a strip of knitting to another?
Hi,

I am super new to knitting - and I have knitted a long skinny piece in stockinette. It is about 3 inches wide by 5 feet long. My random thought was to knit strips in this length and width alternating garter with stockinette (for practice). How do I start a new piece and bind it to the existing strip? I want to add to the 3 inch width another 3 inch strip by 5 feet long, repeating. Does that make any sense?

Sorry if this is confusing, I'm not quite sure how to explain it. I didn't see anything that would help me in the video section...

Oh, also...should I be knitting the stripes separately and joining them after, or should I be joining them as I knit? (I'm guessing the latter, but I am really clueless!)

Thanks,

Amy
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:29 AM   #2
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Sounds like an afghan I knitted in college. Yes, you need to knit each strip separately then sew the strips together.

My way was to use bobby-pins to pin the two strips together and match up the sections, then to take a yarn needle and do a simple whip-stitch.

Still have that afghan, and haven't had to sew it together - lasted 40 years.

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Old 01-22-2008, 12:26 PM   #3
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perfect, thanks!

Glad I asked.
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