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knit as you go - join strips for striped sweater or afghan
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Sep 19, 2012 12:36:23   #
I've taken pics to show an easy way to join as you go. There is a pic of a sweater I made with this method. As you see I had my IPad upside down. Sorry. If you need more info, please ask. You will see that with the green on the left, that you will see that the join looks like the wrong side. Look at it from the other side, ie; green on right, yellow on left this works out as right side. Just a little fiddling as to which way to pull up loop will fix that. Ann
sweater - upside down

sweater - upside down

cast on 2nd colour - attach to green then cast on sts needed

knit to green, turn, pull up yellow loop. Use yarn as if it was just coming from ball

new loop pulled up grom green, keep pulling 'til long enough to work the two rows, then pull tight.

Sep 20, 2012 05:56:03   #
RobynMay (a regular here)
I LOVE this idea! Thank you!
Sep 20, 2012 06:21:09   #

Do you have the pattern. I like it and would like to try it
Sep 20, 2012 07:26:00   #
susanmjackson (a regular here)
Do you have this written out? I think I can figure it out from the pictures but in writing would help a lot.
Sep 20, 2012 08:00:23   #
I don't really understand what is happening here...maybe more instructions?
Sep 20, 2012 08:06:08   #
Yes, please! More instructions or photos! Thanks.
Sep 20, 2012 08:07:27   #
Love the sweater, but not sure I understand the process. Perhaps it could be a way to use up leftover yarn.
Sep 20, 2012 09:02:26   #
This idea is not mine. I found It in a magazine. I have hundreds of knitting mags. So it may take a while. I thought Showing pics would be easier than words. I have a great deal of difficulty expressing knitting techniques in words. I have to go out this morning, but will knit and try to type what I mean in between. Or try to sort. my mags and find the man who invented this procedure. Til then. Ann
Sep 20, 2012 09:58:20   #
How about making a utube video? I don't get it either. But it would be something I would interested in.
Sep 20, 2012 10:02:35   #
Would love to try it - will be watching for your next post.Thank you for sharing.
Sep 20, 2012 10:28:44   #
T (a regular here)
I sort of get it, but a youtube or more written directions would help me. I'll keep watching for more instructions - I think I would love knowing how to do this!
Sep 20, 2012 11:08:52   #
Andrea in TN
thank you for your efforts- any more info would be greatly appreciated- I am trying to do this left-handed!!
Sep 20, 2012 11:39:45   #
Machine knitters have a method called "Sew as you go" ... you knit the last stitch by pulling that one stitch worth of the new yarn through the side of the other panel as well as through the last stitch.

There's an old issue of Threads magazine that uses your new method to knit intarsia in the round -- pull a loop of new yarn through the side of the old knitting, then knit over and back with it.
Sep 20, 2012 11:57:41   #
aknitter (a regular here)
Great idea! Thank you for reminding my old tired brain. :-)

Sep 20, 2012 12:33:13   #
Very neat - thank you!!
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