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Old 04-13-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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Doing a purl stripe in contrast color
I'm glad I tested this one on some scrap yarn before doing it on my project: I want to put in a purl stripe of 4 rows, but in a different color. http://www.bloomoon.com/b4.html

But I wasn't sure if I should change color on the same row as the stitch pattern change or not, so I tested it, and found it worked best as follows: When changing from knit to purl (as seen from the right side), change color on the row before changing to purl. When changing back from purl to knit, change color and stitch pattern in the same row.

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I love that bag pattern! I don't think I've ever seen a HAPPIER BAG! We are awaiting photos of your treasure!
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But I wasn't sure if I should change color on the same row as the stitch pattern change or not, so I tested it, and found it worked best as follows: When changing from knit to purl (as seen from the right side), change color on the row before changing to purl. When changing back from purl to knit, change color and stitch pattern in the same row.

Huh!
Yeah, TechKnitter wrote a mind blowing post explaining why that happens, but it still kind of warps my brain thinking about it.
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Thanks for that info. It is always helpful.
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Originally Posted by Anarfea View Post
Yeah, TechKnitter wrote a mind blowing post explaining why that happens, but it still kind of warps my brain thinking about it.
Oh, cool. I see that whole blog is very technically explanatory (hence the name). I think that site is going in my favourites!
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