Stripes

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on Mar 1, 2014 3:31 PM

I want to be able to knit thin horizontal pinstripes in stockinette.  I know I have seen (somewhere!!) there is a technique to keep the contrasting colors from showing in the row following the color change.  Can someone help me?  I'm not talking about jogs while knitting in the round.  This is on straight needles.

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salmonmac wrote
on Mar 2, 2014 5:49 AM

IF you change colors on a right side row (I assuming this is the knit side), you won't be able to see the color change. You will see the color change on the purl side of the stockinette. Is this on a sweater, where only one side will show or on something like a scarf where both the right side and the wrong side will show?

Here are some tips and photos: http://www.lanagrossa.com/service/stricktipps/stricktipp_farbwechsel.html

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on Mar 2, 2014 8:09 AM

Knitting a single vertical strip can be done but how depdned on how many stripes yo're doing.

1) Lots, every couple of sts.  Probably best done in fair-isle
2) A few.  Consider...
    a) intarsia - can pucker if you twist those single st columns too tightly
    b) K1b technique - two colors but use on at a time/per row
        http://vimeo.com/21131597
    c) Faux strip tucked into ribbing
       http://www.yarn.com/videos/video/how-to-make-knitted-plaid-easily/
    d) Stripe picked up using CC after intentionally dropping an entire column of MC sts.

 

 

 

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