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Stranding or Weaving Yarn in Colour Knitting.

Mutil-colour knitting will only look professional if you learn to strand or weave the yarns across the back of the work correctly.Generally only 2 colours are used in a row although these may change from row to row.

Weaving Yarns in Jacquard or Fair Isle.
When you are knitting in 2 colours and there are more than 5 stitches between colour changes you should weave the yarns in as you work rather than leave a long loop across the back of your knitting.Long loops can easily be caught and snagged and in time will pull the kniting out of shape.

Stranding or Weaving Yarn, how to give a professional look to your multi-colour knitting

Weaving Yarn on a Knit Row.
1, With yarn A,* work to the point where you need to weave in the second colour yarn.Insert the right-hand needle into the the next stitch on the left-hand needle as if to knit it.Take yarn B over yarn A from right to left and let it drop.

2, Pick up yarn A and knit the stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the row.

Stranding or Weaving Yarn, how to give a professional look to your multi-colour knitting
Stranding or Weaving Yarn, how to give a professional look to your multi-colour knitting

Weaving Yarn on a Purl Row.
1,
With yarn A,* work to the point where you need to weave in the second colour yarn.Insert the right-hand needle into the the next stitch on the left-hand needle as if to purl it.Take yarn B in an anti-clockwise direction over and round yarn A and let it drop.

2,Pick up yarn A and purl the stitch.Bring yarn back down over top of yarn A. Reapeat from * to end of the row.

Stranding or Weaving Yarn, how to give a professional look to your multi-colour knittingRight Side of Knitting
Stranding or Weaving Yarn, how to give a professional look to your multi-colour knittingThe wrong side of the knitting should look neat, without any loops

Stranding Yarns in Jacquard or Fair Isle.

When knitting in two colours and changing colours every 3 or 4 stitches you can strand the yarn across the back of the work when not in use.Take care not to pull these loops too tightly or it will affect your tension and distort the knitting. As you practice this technique you will find that you can hold both yarns at the same time, bringing then in one after the other. Some knitters find it helps to use a larger size of knitting needles when working a band of 2 colour work on a stocking stitch garment.

Stranding or Weaving Yarn, how to give a professional look to your multi-colour knitting

Stranding on a Knit Row.

Knit in yarn A to position of colour change. Drop yarn A and bring yarn B over yarn A and continue to knit along the row, making sure the yarn is not pulled too tight.

Stranding or Weaving Yarn, how to give a professional look to your multi-colour knitting

Stranding on a Purl Row.

Purl in yarn A to position of colour change. Drop yarn A and bring yarn B over yarn A and continue to purl along the row, making sure the yarn is not pulled too tight.

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