Monday, June 16, 2014

Knitting/jumper -- adding yarn

I know, I know, I should have told you weeks ago how to join new yarn in when you're not doing Fair Isle.
It's a lot easier.
Knit as far as the end of the old skein or cone of yarn, all but about 3 inches.
Now start the next stitch but don't pull it through.
Now take the starting end of the new skein or cone and wrap it around the needle on top of the old yarn.
Now finish the stitch, carefully, so that there's a tiny tag of the new yarn sticking out ON THE INSIDE of the piece.
Now carefully knit with two pieces of yarn until the old yarn is finished.
The tag end of the old yarn should be ON THE INSIDE of the piece.
Go back to where you added the new yarn in and pull the tag end on the inside just a little to lengthen that tag end.  It will reduce the chances that first stitch will unravel.
Now keep on with your knitting.
Next week I'll tell you how to finish the armholes.

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