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Apr 11, 2012 21:33:58   #
gawatoc
 
Many have stated recently that they like to slip the first stitch of a row pearl wise to create a smooth, even, and easier to seam side. I would like to know how this is done when there has been a change of color at the beginning of the row. As always, thanks so much for your help.
 
Apr 12, 2012 05:25:32   #
HandyFamily (a regular here)
 
Leave the last stitch of the previous row unworked and just slip it purlwize on the left needle. Insert your free needle in the first stitch, that was unworked, as for a twisted knit stitch (through the back loop) and take the new color. Start knitting. Do a crossing of the different colors at the back, or any way you like for securing the different threads.
Apr 12, 2012 05:43:10   #
RachelL
 
HandyFamily wrote:
Leave the last stitch of the previous row unworked and just slip it purlwize on the left needle. Incest your free needle in the first stitch, that was unworked, as for a twisted knit stitch (through the back loop) and take the new color. Start knitting. Do a crossing of the different colors at the back, or any way you like for securing the different threads.


That's what I do too.
Apr 12, 2012 08:20:11   #
Palenque1978
 
Excellent advice, Handy and Rachell... I didn't know that. Now, gawatoc and I both can do this. Thanks.
Apr 12, 2012 08:36:52   #
HandyFamily (a regular here)
 
You are welcome.
Actually this is the way I am used to form the edges - years ago I used to knit a lot with different colors and... I just got used to this way.
Apr 12, 2012 08:51:23   #
Palenque1978
 
HandyFamily wrote:
You are welcome.
Actually this is the way I am used to form the edges - years ago I used to knit a lot with different colors and... I just got used to this way.


I've not needed to do this of late... but, would have been great if I knew about this technique when I was a newbie ...knitting tons of scarves. I did slip the first stitch,... for a nice edge. But, had a challenge when switching colors at the edge; I tried to avoid those type of scarves. LOL This was about seven years ago.

I love it... when we become used to doing knit stuff.

Thanks again... I know someday I'll need it.
 
Apr 12, 2012 12:29:12   #
gawatoc
 
HandyFamily wrote:
Leave the last stitch of the previous row unworked and just slip it purlwize on the left needle. Insert your free needle in the first stitch, that was unworked, as for a twisted knit stitch (through the back loop) and take the new color. Start knitting. Do a crossing of the different colors at the back, or any way you like for securing the different threads.


Thank you so much HandyFamily, I'll try it later. Maybe someday I'll be able to help someone out the way all of you help me :). Right now I'm off to my LYS to inquire about one of the sock classes they are offering. I'm not sure if I should take the class using circs or the class using dpn. Maybe I'll wait awhile and see if anyone has any advice for me. (I've always been afraid of socks but so many of you love it I thought I' give it a try).
grace
Apr 12, 2012 16:43:59   #
RachelL
 
Palenque1978 wrote:
Excellent advice, Handy and Rachell... I didn't know that. Now, gawatoc and I both can do this. Thanks.


You're welcome. When I carry my yarns in the back across the row(s), I don't do it tightly so that they will have some "give" the same as the knitted garment. Happy knitting.
Apr 12, 2012 17:20:27   #
HandyFamily (a regular here)
 
gawatoc wrote:
HandyFamily wrote:
Leave the last stitch of the previous row unworked and just slip it purlwize on the left needle. Insert your free needle in the first stitch, that was unworked, as for a twisted knit stitch (through the back loop) and take the new color. Start knitting. Do a crossing of the different colors at the back, or any way you like for securing the different threads.


Thank you so much HandyFamily, I'll try it later. Maybe someday I'll be able to help someone out the way all of you help me :). Right now I'm off to my LYS to inquire about one of the sock classes they are offering. I'm not sure if I should take the class using circs or the class using dpn. Maybe I'll wait awhile and see if anyone has any advice for me. (I've always been afraid of socks but so many of you love it I thought I' give it a try).
grace
quote=HandyFamily Leave the last stitch of the pr... (show quote)


I'm sure you will. Help out, I mean. As for socks... I don't know. I haven't done any - mainly because I haven't - not yet at least - found someone who would ware them... and it i .. pointless to do something that no one will use. And I do want to make some entrelac ones... I will keep looking for someone who would ware them.
Apr 13, 2012 09:47:50   #
Palenque1978
 
HandyFamily wrote:
gawatoc wrote:
HandyFamily wrote:
Leave the last stitch of the previous row unworked and just slip it purlwize on the left needle. Insert your free needle in the first stitch, that was unworked, as for a twisted knit stitch (through the back loop) and take the new color. Start knitting. Do a crossing of the different colors at the back, or any way you like for securing the different threads.


Thank you so much HandyFamily, I'll try it later. Maybe someday I'll be able to help someone out the way all of you help me :). Right now I'm off to my LYS to inquire about one of the sock classes they are offering. I'm not sure if I should take the class using circs or the class using dpn. Maybe I'll wait awhile and see if anyone has any advice for me. (I've always been afraid of socks but so many of you love it I thought I' give it a try).
grace
quote=HandyFamily Leave the last stitch of the pr... (show quote)


I'm sure you will. Help out, I mean. As for socks... I don't know. I haven't done any - mainly because I haven't - not yet at least - found someone who would ware them... and it i .. pointless to do something that no one will use. And I do want to make some entrelac ones... I will keep looking for someone who would ware them.
quote=gawatoc quote=HandyFamily Leave the last s... (show quote)


You could begin by making them for babies... children. Then you'll get sock fever ... like most of us that knit socks and love it... and, you'll make a pair for yourself. Then others will envy your socks and wants some too.

If you want to learn how to knit socks... you have this forum and Youtube to help you. I'll help you.

Go for it.
Apr 13, 2012 12:12:07   #
HandyFamily (a regular here)
 
Palenque1978 wrote:
HandyFamily wrote:
gawatoc wrote:
HandyFamily wrote:
Leave the last stitch of the previous row unworked and just slip it purlwize on the left needle. Insert your free needle in the first stitch, that was unworked, as for a twisted knit stitch (through the back loop) and take the new color. Start knitting. Do a crossing of the different colors at the back, or any way you like for securing the different threads.


Thank you so much HandyFamily, I'll try it later. Maybe someday I'll be able to help someone out the way all of you help me :). Right now I'm off to my LYS to inquire about one of the sock classes they are offering. I'm not sure if I should take the class using circs or the class using dpn. Maybe I'll wait awhile and see if anyone has any advice for me. (I've always been afraid of socks but so many of you love it I thought I' give it a try).
grace
quote=HandyFamily Leave the last stitch of the pr... (show quote)


I'm sure you will. Help out, I mean. As for socks... I don't know. I haven't done any - mainly because I haven't - not yet at least - found someone who would ware them... and it i .. pointless to do something that no one will use. And I do want to make some entrelac ones... I will keep looking for someone who would ware them.
quote=gawatoc quote=HandyFamily Leave the last s... (show quote)


You could begin by making them for babies... children. Then you'll get sock fever ... like most of us that knit socks and love it... and, you'll make a pair for yourself. Then others will envy your socks and wants some too.

If you want to learn how to knit socks... you have this forum and Youtube to help you. I'll help you.

Go for it.
quote=HandyFamily quote=gawatoc quote=HandyFami... (show quote)


Thanks, but my problem is really not so much with the technique - I don't know it now, but I feel confident I will learn it. But really no one wants to ware them... not even me - I only ware very small socks, and very, very elastic, or the thin ones, with girl-like shoes... and my son does not ware slippers or anything at home, his socks always look.... yack...
 
Apr 15, 2012 16:18:40   #
gawatoc
 
HandyFamily wrote:
gawatoc wrote:
HandyFamily wrote:
Leave the last stitch of the previous row unworked and just slip it purlwize on the left needle. Insert your free needle in the first stitch, that was unworked, as for a twisted knit stitch (through the back loop) and take the new color. Start knitting. Do a crossing of the different colors at the back, or any way you like for securing the different threads.


Thank you so much HandyFamily, I'll try it later. Maybe someday I'll be able to help someone out the way all of you help me :). Right now I'm off to my LYS to inquire about one of the sock classes they are offering. I'm not sure if I should take the class using circs or the class using dpn. Maybe I'll wait awhile and see if anyone has any advice for me. (I've always been afraid of socks but so many of you love it I thought I' give it a try).
grace
quote=HandyFamily Leave the last stitch of the pr... (show quote)


I'm sure you will. Help out, I mean. As for socks... I don't know. I haven't done any - mainly because I haven't - not yet at least - found someone who would ware them... and it i .. pointless to do something that no one will use. And I do want to make some entrelac ones... I will keep looking for someone who would ware them.
quote=gawatoc quote=HandyFamily Leave the last s... (show quote)


Again, thanks HandyFamily, it is so simple. I do have a question though. When I leave the last stitch unworked, it causes the main color yarn to be one stitch short of the edge and I can see why but how do I bring the main color back to the beginning of the row and up the side for two or four rows? I hope you can understand my question, 'cause I'm not sure I've explained it very well. Thanks in advance. grace
Apr 16, 2012 06:09:02   #
HandyFamily (a regular here)
 
When you do the edging this way (or any way that makes nice edging) you actually make 1 stitch on the edge where you have 2 rows on the rest of the work. It means that no matter what you do when you change colors at the end of the row you will have only one color for the last / first stitch. I don't think I have explained this well enough... ok, let's say you are doing black and white stripes, each will be 2 rows long. So, you start your black and make 2 rows. But for the two rows you will only have 1 edge stitch on each end. Now you change to white and make 2 rows. But only 1 edge stitch. So you will, basically, have the same color pattern, but instead of being 2 rows long, as it is in the main body, it will be 1 row / stitch / long, but this stitch is ... sort of longer than the regular row length.
I hope I did explain it... at least a little...
Apr 16, 2012 15:57:09   #
gawatoc
 
Thank you. I understand the edge part and I realize I did not phrase my question very well. I guess a better way to say it is when I come to the last two stitches left on the needle and I work one and then leave the last stitch unworked my first color yarn is not at the end of the row but at the last worked stitch so when I slip my stitch to pick up the second color the second color (the new working yarn tail) is at the first stitch and the first color yarn tail is at the second stitch and I don't know to get it neatly over one stitch to the edge so that I can work it over to the side and up when I need to pick it up again. Whew, I'm sure that is a very complicated way to say what I'm thinking. Maybe I'll have to cut the first color and weave it through. Thanks
Apr 17, 2012 17:42:48   #
gawatoc
 
Oops, disregard my previous email. I don't know how I missed it, but you already answered my question in your first response. Thank you so much for all your time.
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