This is a nifty way to work in ends as you knit striped projects, or when you join a new ball of yarn.
Insert the needle tip into the next stitch on the left-hand needle, place the old color over the right needle (Figure 1; old color is dark)
, knit the stitch with the new color as usual, then lower the old color (Figure 2)
and knit the following stitch as usual. Continue in this manner, repeating steps 1 and 2 and then knitting one stitch normally, for about and inch and a half to two inches. Cut the old color, leaving an inch or so of tail. After blocking, you can trim the tails to a half-inch.Note
: This method works best on small-gauge yarns. It tends to elongate the stitches a bit in stockinette, so it's best used with fingering- through DK-weight yarn.