I need some advice. I'm a beginner (started knitting about two months ago) and have really gotten hooked knitting on circular needles. I've created 3 "London Beanies" (www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/hats/london-beanie.htm) and have had trouble with stripes. Now I've got to get serious. My partner's 26 year old son saw the beanies and wants one! Made me feel great but now I've got to solve the stripe problem.
I did get some information on getting rid of the "jag" when I change colors but I could really use some suggestions:
1) When you connect the new color, where/how do you anchor it? I've been tying a granny knot onto the first stitch but I'm not sure this is correct.
2) As far as getting rid of the jag, here's the information I received - "In circular knitting: when adding a new color or stripe, prevent a jog at the joining point by lifting the right side of the stitch below onto the left needle and knit it together with the stitch." I did this with varying results.
Anyway, thanks in advance for your help!