switching yarns at the end of a row - question :)

kylewilliam's picture

here's a question - I'm working on a mitered square blanket and it requires me to change yarns a number of times every square - does anyone have good suggestions as to how to weave in ends as you're knitting (or a good way to change yarns) so that it's less messy in the back and has less cleanup in the end? I'm trudging down the path of 150+ of these squares so I'd like to head it off at the pass

any ideas? I know I saw a post on someone's blog about doing this and the person who did it had a video tutorial - it showed how to carry the old yarn behind the work and the yarn was woven in - it was flawless and beautiful -

help :)

thanks!

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kylewilliam's picture

I posted the same question

I posted the same question on ravelry.com and someone found the tutorial I was trying to find - you can read it here:

http://sockpr0n.blogspot.com/2006/10/how-to-weave-in-ends-while-knitting.html

it's AWESOME!!!

thanks, guys!

Kyle

www.kyleknits.blogspot.com

I looked at that website to

I looked at that website to see if I could learn something new, but it shows how to weave in the ends as I have always done, but I never use more than 5 stitches.

kylewilliam's picture

it was new to me - maybe

it was new to me - maybe there are others who are still novices (like me) who didn't know how to do it - I guess it's all a learning process - I didn't weave in ends like that until now but I'll always weave in like that from now on! :)

Kyle

www.kyleknits.blogspot.com

kylewilliam's picture

I'm using Noro Silk Garden -

I'm using Noro Silk Garden - and knitting from both ends of the same skein - I am willing to try the carrying the old yarn up the side of the square, but I don't know how that'll make it easier to not have things to weave in, and I'm thinking that the skein might get tangled when I am going back and forth (unless I pay attention!)

:)

Kyle

www.kyleknits.blogspot.com

MMario's picture

oh. That does make a big

oh. That does make a big difference.

MMario - Can anybody tell me what year it is?

MMario's picture

I can think of two "easy"

I can think of two "easy" fixes. If you are going to use the same colour later in the square you should be able to carry it up the side of the square - just wrap it every so often to hold it in.

the other way would be to leave long enough pieces tro use the ends to piece the square together.

MMario - Can anybody tell me what year it is?