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Old 10-03-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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"Carry Yarn Across"
I understand how to knit with two yarns if I'm going to be using both colors on a row, but what if I only will be knitting with one color on a row and will need the second color for the next row -- how do I carry it across?

I watched the stranded knitting video but it didn't address knitting with just one color at a time and needing the other color at the other end for the next row.

The pattern says this:
Notes: Carry unused yarn loosely along edge; do not cut yarn at end of each color. When slipping stitches, slip as if to purl.

With color B, cast on 216 stitches very loosely.
Row 1 (right side): Drop color B. Join color A and knit 1, *with yarn in back slip 1 as if to purl, knit 2; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, with yarn in back slip 1 as if to purl, knit 1.
Row 2: With color A, purl.

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Old 10-03-2009, 04:34 PM   #2
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Wait. I'm only supposed to put it up the sides, huh?
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:20 PM   #3
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Yeah, carry it up the sides the pattern switches colors every 2 rows, so the unused color stays on only one edge.

If you want to switch them every row, you can knit across with one color, then slide the sts across the needle (a circular) and knit with the 2nd color. But then they're both on the other side and you need to work them the same way on the purl side.
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