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« on: March 03, 2005 05:39:52 PM »

Hey this is gonna sound soooo stupid but I just learnerd to knit last night and I was wondering how do you knit 2 colors and 2 diff yarns cause I have like knitted some pink yarn just knit the whole way and I have some black yarn that I want to use too like make it striped but I don't know how lol so anyone like got a tutorial thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2005 10:35:30 PM »

I can think of four possible methods.  (I'm sure I'm forgetting something.)  If you Google them, it will get you started:

1.  Fair Isle, or stranded colorwork
2.  Mosaic, or slip-stitch color work (that's what's on my avatar photo)
3.  Intarsia (lots of craftster people use this method.  I don't particularly enjoy this method because it is too much juggling of yarns.)
4. Duplicate stich, or swiss darning (this is really a form of embroidery, but it does bring color into your work.)

I know there are tons of people who have taught themselves to knit from books or the internet.  BUT. BUT. BUT.  I cannot stress enough how valuable it is to find a knitting pal and get face to face advice from a real live person who can look at what you're doing and help you avoid stupid pitfalls.  Save yourself a lot of frustration.  Don't re-invent the wheel!

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2005 10:40:09 PM »

Having a person in the flesh is ALWAYS very helpful like lips pointed out.....in the meantime, www.knittinghelp.com has some good videos to help you out. There is intarsia and fair isle (i believe) and double knitting on there, check it out.

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2005 10:43:30 PM »

If you're just wondering how to join a new color (to make stripes) go here:
Hope this helps Smiley

« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2005 11:22:24 PM »

I'm such a distracted jackass.  I told you every method except one for knitting stripes. 

Knit one color.  Switch colors.  Knit with that color.  Repeat.

What you do with the ends of the yarn depends on how wide you plan to make your stripes.

Sorry for all that unwanted advice.  (I'm good at that.)

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