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CARRYING YARNS PARALLEL TO THE SELVEDGE this is a tutorial we've filmed for my new #rhinebeckhat but you can of course use this method anywhere where you need to change yarn at the edge but want that yarn change to be tucked away on the WS. What I do here is carry the yarn upwards, 3 stitches in from the edge. Firstly, I cross the yarns so that Yarn B (the yarn being carried) crosses Yarn A (background yarn) by crossing right to left - this helps carry the yarn away from the selvedge. And in my Rhinebeck Hat pattern, I do this in row 42. Then, to ensure Yarn B is closer to the selvedge for the next time we need it, we cross Yarn B with Yarn A by crossing it left to right - and in my Rhinebeck Hat pattern I do this in row 46. You can see how this looks at the very end of the tutorial - nice & even, & it helps keep the selvedge clean. I'll also add that I always slip the first stitch of the row at the brim edge on sideways knit Hats as I find for me it gives a much better finish (I'm an English thrower of the sloppiest kind!) And that's all I've done to create the edge you see in my Rhinebeck Hat photos - neat, huh? #learnitwithwoolly #knitvideo #instatutorial #instavideo #woollywormhead #knittechniques #knittech #howtoknit #knittersofig #woollywormheadtutorials #videoknitting #videotutorial #videoknits #shortrowcolourwork #learntoknit #garterintarsia #garterstitchmagic #garterstitch #igvideo #instaknit #instaknitting
CHANGING YARNS IN GARTER STITCH STRIPES this is a simple method of swapping over the yarns as you change colour that allows you to keep a neat selvedge. As you're ready to change the yarn simply twist the two yarns across each other on the back, and then start knitting with the next colour. This example shows the yarn changed after 2rows/1ridge - you could easily use this method for wider stripes, you'd just get a longer float at the back. When you're ready to change yarn again, repeat the process, keeping mind to twist or cross the yarns over in the same direction for a neater finish. If you're like me & normally slip the first stitch you'll want to try not to do that if you want your selvedges to match. Don't forget to give the dormant yarn a little tug to take up the slack, but don't tighten it too much. You can then use the garter stitch mattress stitch method to see this up for a totally jogless finish! . #learnitwithwoolly #learntoknit #instatutorial #instavideo #knittechniques #knittech #knitters #woollywormhead #garterstitch #knittingvideo #knittersofig #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #videoknitting
GARTER STITCH INTARSIA - RS this is a technique used in my Parallelo & Korra patterns, and less obviously in Azula. Changing yarns with the right side of the work facing is pretty straightforward - simply swap them over on the rear of the work without pulling either yarn too tightly. There's a temptation to pull the yarn tight to reduce sag but that only ends up messing up the tension either side of the transition - give it a gentle tug & keep the yarn firm, but not too tight. If you can, always swap the yarns over in the same direction (right over left) so that they naturally interlock on the back. Video for changing yarns on WS to follow! We had loads of problems with the light & exposure during recording of these & couldn't edit it away - hope it doesn't distract too much! . #learnitwithwoolly #instaknit #instavideo #knittechniques #knittech #knittingvideo #igvideo #garterintarsia #garterstitch #learntoknit #knittutorial #knitters #knitstagram #knits #woollywormhead #knittingtutorial
GARTER STITCH INTARSIA - WS changing yarns with the wrong side of the work facing means that we have to bring the working yarn forward to swap it over. The yarn we're changing to is already sitting on the WS, the side facing you, after being swapped over previously. To achieve a neat change we bring the yarn forward, swap it over with the new yarn, then take the new yarn to the back away from you and carry on knitting. The same as before applies - keep the yarn firm but don't pull it too tight else you'll end up making the join more uneven. There's a bit more involved in changing the yarn on this side but it's worth it to ensure a neat front to the work, and a tidy transition point. . #learnitwithwoolly #instavideo #instatutorial #knittechniques #knittingtutorial #knittech #technicalknitting #woollywormhead #garterintarsia #garterstitch #videotutorial
CHANGING COLOURS IN SCOURIE we've put together this little clip to show one possibility for changing between the yarns at the short row points in my Scourie pattern. You don't have to do it this way & the best advice I can offer it to try a couple of methods & see what works best for you. I will say though that you don't want to pull the yarn too tight! Sure, you want to take up the slack but if you pull too tight you'll affect the other stitches around the short row point & it'll end up looking untidier... even tension is the key. Also, don't beat yerself up if there's a tiny hint of the other yarn at certain points in the short row forms - unless they're very loose they won't notice overall. . #woollywormhead #learnitwithwoolly #woollyhatseason #scouriepattern #instavideo #instatutorial #knittingvideo #knittech #twocolourwork #shortrowcolourwork #shortrowsftw