How To: Change Color In Knitting – It’s Not As Hard As It Seems

by DawnAurora on 7:00 AM

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When you are knitting, sticking to one color is pretty boring after a while. That is why every knitter needs to know how to change color in knitting. This will make what you knit much more interesting and colorful.

Many people believe that changing the color is hard to do, but it is not as hard as most people believe it is. There are a few ways that can be used to change the color without a lot of interruption to your project.

The easiest way to accomplish this is to do the color change at the beginning of a new row. There are times when a pattern will call for a color change within a row, but this is something that you want to try only after you are a more experienced knitter.

Here are the important steps that will be needed for changing the color at the end of the row.

1. The first step is to cut your yarn. If you are adding a stripe than you want to finish the row with the first color; cut the yarn of the first color, but be sure to leave a long enough tail that you can weave in later.

2. Then you want to take the second color that will be added and again, cut the yarn leaving a long enough tail. Hold it in your hand, along with the tail of the first color use and hold it tightly.

3. Then you begin using the new color to knit. Once there are a few stitches completed, it will feel just as natural to you as knitting the first color did.

4. Weave the ends that were left later after the knitting project is completed.

Now that you know how to change the color at the beginning of a new row, you need to also know how to change it in the middle of a row. Here are the steps needed for this.

1. You want to cut the thread for the first color used and be sure to leave at least a tail that is 4 inches long so you can weave it in later.

2. Then use the second color and hold it right next to the first color thread, be sure to keep each color’s tail tightly in your hand.

3. You then want to interlock the two colors together near the last stitch made by hooking one color around the other.

4. Then holding the tails in your hand, start knitting a stitch with the new color. Pull both of the tails to tighten the stitch so that it matches the other stitches made. Continue with your pattern and weave in the ends left after the project has been completed.

Now that you know how to change color in knitting at the beginning of a new row and in the middle of the row, you will find that it is much easier that it looks. All it takes is a little practice and experience to get it right every time. Before you know it, you will be adding all kinds of colorful designs to all the things you knit.

Summary: When you are knitting, sticking to one color is pretty boring after a while. That is why every knitter needs to know how to change color in knitting. This will make what you knit much more interesting and colorful.

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