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« on: January 13, 2007 07:23:35 PM »

I am teaching myself how to knit off the SnB book, I am on my first scarf. However I am stuck once it comes to adding the new yarn color. I have tried numerous times but for some reason I add on more stitches.

I finish the row of the knit stitches and for the new yarn, do I make a slipknot? A double cast on? Sorry if this is confusing, I have never knitted until I picked up this book  Huh I don't understand the instructions on adding new yarn  Cry


EDIT: I have added the new yarn color, but why am I getting the line of where the other colored yarn starts on the opposite side? Here is a picture so it can actually make sense hah.  Sad

I folded the scarf so you can see both sides.

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2007 09:28:54 AM »

Well, first of all yay you for picking up the sticks Smiley

You can just start knitting with the new yarn on a new row, if you like - it will be a little loose where you join it, but you can tighten it when you're weaving in the ends.

This website is *hugely* helpful for all things knitting techniquey - there are video clips of a few different ways to join in new yarn:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/misc.php

Hope that helps - good luck, and don't forget to show us the finished product!
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2007 08:14:14 PM »

thanks for the link  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2007 11:06:50 PM »

Thanks koshka. I have added the new yarn color for the stripes but I have run into another dilemma  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2007 11:30:25 PM »

I think that just happens. I get that too, but I assume it's just because of the physics of knitting.
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2007 09:38:36 AM »

why is it that the one in the SnB book, the lines of where the new yarn color has started is only on one side?  Huh
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2007 11:37:05 AM »

Are you starting your color on the same rows (either even or odds) or did you do an odd number and then an even number? That's the only thing I can think of. Because I've done stripes before (Alien Illusion) and I did exactly two rows for each stripe, and only got those change lines on the same (wrong) side, rather than both.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2007 12:32:51 PM »

Your right! I'm horrible with counting and so I just go by eyeballing the size of the stripe   Lips sealed
I'll start over. Thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2007 03:19:28 PM »

I'm sure you don't have to start COMPLETELY over Smiley Just adjust that last color band you did. No sense in frogging good stuff Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2007 04:01:52 PM »

that goofy line on the purl bump occurs when you change colors on the different side than before. this used to confuse me, until i realized if i changes colors on the same side as the yarn ends from the previous color change, i'd always be allright.
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