How to change color inside edge stitches

When you knit stripes, it's a good idea to change the color inside the edge stitches, so that the loose ends or long strands behind the work don't run along the outermost front edge.

In this DROPS video we show how to change color within 5 edge sts. To make it clear, we knit the 5 edge sts in stockinette stitch, the transition inside the edge sts in garter st and the rest in stockinette st.

Finally, we show how the transition looks like when you work the front edge in seed stitch, and how it looks like when you work the whole piece in garter st using a finer yarn.

There will always be more or less of a notch at the color change. With this bulky yarn it shows more. If you work in a finer multicolored yarn the transition will not be visible.

You must read the pattern to be able to follow. You’ll find patterns using this technique by clicking on the pictures below.

Tags: ponchos, stripes, zigzag,

The video above can be used in the following patterns

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Comments (2)

Nanou57 23.02.2014 - 00:38:

Pourquoi existe-t-il ce décalage de couleur ? merci de votre réponse

DROPS Design 24.02.2014 - 13:47:

Bonjour Nanou, on a un décalage de couleur car on change de couleur pour les rayures après les 5 m de bordure. Au point mousse ou au point de riz, cette démarcation se voit moins. Bon tricot!

Hugonneau 13.12.2013 - 21:40:

Je trouve que lon voit la difference,au lieu de prendre 5m pourquoi ne pas prendre 2m du bord pour faire suivre sa laine

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