Sunday, September 27, 2009

Adding a Color in the Round

When striping in the round, here’s how to add a new color for the first time:

1. At the beginning of the round to be worked in the new color, work the first stitch with the new color, leaving a 4-inch tail behind. Continue working in the new color to the end of the round.

2. When you are ready to start the next round (with the new color again), hold the 4-inch tail together with the working yarn and work 3 stitches.

3. Drop what is left of the tail and continue the round.

4. A couple of rounds later, when the tail stitches have been knitted off the needles, pull on the end of the tail to tighten up the last doubled stitch.

For more knitting tips that will help with Witch Warmers see
Preventing Uneven Ribs
Big Magic Loop
Closing the Bind-Off Gap
Preventing Ladders
Exquisite Striping in the Round
Quick and Dirty Striping
Straightening and Joining in the Round
Magic Loop Rocks!
Short Witch Warmers
Black Attack: Working with Dark Yarn
Cast-Ons: Keeping Count
I Love Cable Cast-On
Swatch Wars

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