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Knitting with Multiple colors...

Posted by vickey__mn (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 14, 07 at 9:13

Okay I'm making christmas stockings and my problem is that I'm working with multiple colors for the decorations on the stockings. I end up with knots upon knots as I switch colors. How can I stop that. I've figured out how to not get holes for large patterns (ex. Santa's face), but is there a way to get bobbins or something to keep the yarn rather than work with larger balls of yarn? Am I just being dense here? Or should I just keep unwinding the weave I've made each row?


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RE: Knitting with Multiple colors...

Vickey, you can buy yarn bobbins for just this purpose. The difficult part is in knowing how much to cut off and wind on a bobbin to start with. If your pattern has an accurate yardage estimate, that's a good thing. There will still be some twisting if you're working with several colors, but then it's not a big deal to just lift your piece until the bobbins are all in the air and let them untwist once in a while.

Here is a link that might be useful: YARN BOBBINS

RE: Knitting with Multiple colors...

And do not knot your yarn when you change colors. Carry your colors behind the work on the bobbins Donna mentions, or cut the yarn and work a couple of inches of the 6 inch tail into the back of the work with no knots.

RE: Knitting with Multiple colors...

I once knitted a vertical striped top. Every row, all the colors twisted, and once I had the skeins lined up right, on the next row they untwisted.
But, I had to sit on the same chair, with all the yarn lined up to finish that top. Never did one like that again. :)


RE: Knitting with Multiple colors...

I used pieces of cardboard cut in the shape of an "I" to make bobbins. Or, you could make butterflies and re-wrap them after each color.

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