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Old 12-05-2009, 06:04 PM   #1
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Hat Part 2
O.k., this pattern involves 3 colors, but doesn't say what method to use to change colors. It calls for working 2 rows with 1 color, 4 with another, then 2 rows with the 1st color, 2 with the 2nd, 2 with the 3rd, & so on. Suggestions, please?

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Old 12-05-2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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You would just add colors at the beginning of the row, knit 2 or 4 rows and drop the color and knit with the other. You can carry the unused color up the side, twisting loosely with the other color, but if it's more than 4 rows you'd need to cut and weave in the ends.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:33 PM   #3
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So do we use a duplicate stitch join to add the colors in . . . ?

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Old 12-05-2009, 11:25 PM   #4
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I'm not sure, I don't know about using the duplicate stitch.
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Duplicate stitch is more like embrodering onto finished knitted fabric to add a design. It wouldn't be used for changing colors for a whole row like you are doing.

Just do like Suzee siad - knit your first 2 rows w/Color A. then drop and start row 3 w/Color B, continue the next 3 rows w/B. Twist A & B to carry the unused color up until you need it again.

I assume you're knitting in the round? You said 'rows' so maybe you're knitting flat?
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:34 PM   #6
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That's what I thought Marilyn, you wouldn't use it for changing colors.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:18 PM   #7
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We're knitting flat. So do we start with all the colors on the needle?

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We would need to know more about the pattern. Do you have a link to it, or a picture? And please don't post the entire pattern if you can't link it; just the first few rows.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:17 PM   #9
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The pattern is from a book; here are the first bits:

With Color A, cast on 69 (73) stitches.
Work in knit 1, purl 1 rib for 3 rows, ending with a right side row.
Purl next row.
Change to slip stitch pattern & work in color sequence as follows: with B, work rows 1 & 2; with A, work rows 3 & 4; with A, work in stockinette stitch for 2 rows. With B, work rows 1 & 2; with A, work rows 3 & 4; with C, work rows 1 & 2 . . .

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Okay, right there it says to start with just one color for the cast on, then continue to use it for 3 rows of ribbing and one purl row.That's 4 rows with the 1st color. Then you change to color 2, and work 2 rows of the pattern, and then switch back to the 1st color for 2 rows. Then another 2 rows with the 2nd color, 2 rows of the 1st, 2 rows with the 3rd, etc.
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