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Old 01-18-2009, 01:08 AM   #1
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Knitting a k2p2 ribbed scarf in two colors. Need help with color changes!
I've consulted books and videos, but I cannot figure out how to hide the seam of where the two colors are stitched together. It would bother be so much if this weren't a scarf and had to look good on both sides. Please help!
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:15 AM   #2
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It's just going to show on purl sts on the RS, that's how the interweaving of the yarn works.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:18 AM   #3
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But how do I make the knitting look seamless?
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:22 AM   #4
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How do you mean `seamless'?

That usually means without sewing up and I don't think you're going to sew it.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:29 AM   #5
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Seamless. Like you can't tell they were stiched together. I've been told to weave in the ends over the color changes but I can't seem to do that were it would look correct.
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The ends should be woven in over the same color. I think I'm still not getting it. Do you have a picture.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:43 AM   #7
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I wish. I found this pick and this is what I want but do not have.
http://www.mattandjenhoyt.com/oilyge...ibbedScarf.JPG It looks like I have one block of white then one row of navy for two stitchs, white for two stitchs and so on then a block of navy then another row of alternating colors. Hard to explain. I wish I could upload a photo. Feeling so frustrated. I'm sorry.
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That's what I thought you meant, though it's not generally referred to as seamless. You mean you don't want the color changes to show. On a 2x2 rib scarf, the other color shows on the purl stitches, but not the knit stitches. It might not be so noticeable after a few more inches and the ribbing pulls in a little. Unless there's some kind of slip stitch, I'm not sure how to avoid it, sorry. A 1x1 rib is a tighter rib and it wouldn't be as obvious.
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Now I can breathe a bit. All of my family keeps saying "maybe its not a 'knitting community' problem, it could just be you" Yay! I'm not crazy! Always a good day when the question of my sanity is debunked.
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:09 AM   #10
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I learned a trick from The Sweater Workshop about color changes when ribbing. What you do is on the first row of a color change just knit..no purling, and when you come around to the beginning start ribbing again. I was skeptical, but it works!! I'll post a picture tomorrow.
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