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Making A Knit Stitch 
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Making A Purl Stitch 
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Increasing a Stitch 
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Decreasing a Stitch 
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Binding Off 
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Picking Up Stitches 
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Horizontal Stripes 
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Weaving Ends 
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Invisible Seams 1 - Stitch to Stitch 
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Invisible Seams 2 - Row to Row 
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Invisible Seams 3 - Stitch to Row 
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Size / Fit Chart for Women 

« Confessions of a Knitting Heretic

« Horizontal Stripes 

Adding New Yarn & Striping
This method works very well for garments that have extremely wide stripes or a long distance between same color stripes.

Work in the main color until it is time to begin stripe placement. Add the second color, knitting the first stitch with the new color, the second stitch with the tail of the new color, and the third stitch and all subsequent stitches with the live end of the new color.

Work across the row, turn and work back.  As you move up the rows, be sure to carry along the color you're currently not using, twisting this unusued color around the live color every other row so that it is stranded up along the edge.

For thick yarns, when carrying multiple colors or if the stripes are very wide, it makes more sense to break off the color and weave in ends later.

Break off the main color yarn, leaving a 5" tail. Add the new contrasting yarn as explained above, work stripe until desired width is reached. Break off the contrasting yarn about 5" from the edge of the piece and add the color for the next stripe.

   

   


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