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tinkerbellgirl
« on: June 03, 2012 09:38:47 AM »

So I found this pattern for a Hunger Games blanket and I think I understand how to read the chart but what I have a question about it how to change from one color to another in a chart. Is there a way to make it so it doesn't have a whole bunch of extra yarn on the back of the blanket (so like toes don't get stuck into it Cheesy)?  Huh Any help would be greatly appreciated! Please and thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012 09:48:59 AM »

Often people suggest to work over the yarn not in use, but I find that most of the time (depends on the yarn and colours chosen) the second colour peeks through and looks a bit weird.

One way I know to get around this is to start the second colour when it's needed (and not before) and don't carry it along, rather, carry it up to the next row (making sure to keep this carry at the back of the work).  You do end up working over the unused colour sometimes, but only for a stitch or two, so it isn't as obvious.  The down side to doing this is, depending on the design, you could end up with a lot of ends to weave in.

Something that people do in cases like this (where they don't want to carry the yarn and they don't want all the ends to weave in) is to make the blanket, make sure the ends are secure (but not necessarily hidden) and then add a fabric backing to hide it all.
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012 10:37:38 AM »

Thank you so much. I think I might try that fabric backing. It sounds the easiest and that way you have a little more to keep you warm. Thank you so much again. Smiley  Roll Eyes
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