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Carry yarn up the side of knitting
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Oct 13, 2011 11:44:36   #
Oregon Jean
 
I am knitting prayer shawls. I am trying to use up partial skeins of yarn. I like to knit six inches with one color and then go into another color. I don't want to cut the yarn after each section. I would rather carry the old color yarn up the side while knitting with the new color. What is the best way to carry the yarn up the side? When I knit the last stitch in the row with the old and new yarns, it makes a rather bulky stitch. If anybody has a suggestion, please let me know. Thanks!
 
Oct 13, 2011 12:46:58   #
e.ridenh
 
Oregon Jean wrote:
I am knitting prayer shawls. I am trying to use up partial skeins of yarn. I like to knit six inches with one color and then go into another color. I don't want to cut the yarn after each section. I would rather carry the old color yarn up the side while knitting with the new color. What is the best way to carry the yarn up the side? When I knit the last stitch in the row with the old and new yarns, it makes a rather bulky stitch. If anybody has a suggestion, please let me know. Thanks!

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I just twist the two colors around and carry it on up. I might even twist them around each time I come to them.

Google for a video, eh? Enlarge the video screen to full monitor size for a close up - anytime you're in a video = most of them have this option = Fab!

Good luck, Sweetie!

Donna Rae :thumbup:
Oct 13, 2011 14:25:00   #
Knitnstitchsue
 
http://www.knitca.com/video/wrapped_edge
Oct 13, 2011 16:29:07   #
Oregon Jean
 
Thanks for your answer. Do you mean you knit the two pieces of yarn (the one you are finishing using and the new one you are adding) in the last stitch in the row OR do you somehow just carry the yarn up without actually knitting it in. This is hard to describe so I hope you can figure out what I mean. I notice you are from Iowa. I am a native Nebraskan----Pawnee City was my home town. Thanks again.
Oct 13, 2011 19:05:47   #
TammyK (a regular here)
 
Have a look at this tutorial posted by one of our KP members: http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-13964-1.html
Oct 14, 2011 09:06:00   #
past
 
Oregon Jean wrote:
Thanks for your answer. Do you mean you knit the two pieces of yarn (the one you are finishing using and the new one you are adding) in the last stitch in the row OR do you somehow just carry the yarn up without actually knitting it in. This is hard to describe so I hope you can figure out what I mean. I notice you are from Iowa. I am a native Nebraskan----Pawnee City was my home town. Thanks again.


I just wrap the working yarn around the yarn I want to carry then when I start to work with the contract color I wrap that yarn around my original color.
 
Oct 14, 2011 13:27:34   #
Chrissy (a regular here)
 
Knitnstitchsue wrote:
http://www.knitca.com/video/wrapped_edge


I saw that video a week or 2 back, what a difference it makes!
Oct 14, 2011 15:37:10   #
Oregon Jean
 
That video was really helpful! Thanks to each of you for trying to help me out. I appreciate it!
Oct 14, 2011 16:00:02   #
BarbaraL
 
TammyK wrote:
Have a look at this tutorial posted by one of our KP members: http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-13964-1.html


Bravo! I was actually sorta doing that but haphazardly and would forget sometimes, so now I really get it! Thanx so much, you folks are so lovely to share so much!
Oct 14, 2011 22:45:52   #
Judy M (a regular here)
 
I just finished a dishcloth using 2 colors. Just make sure you catch the yarn that is dropped (not in use) by bringing the knitting yarn under the yarn you are carrying forward.

After ripping back a few times, I started checking my yarns after a few stitches, as I was changing every 2 rows.
 
          
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