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Jogless stripes in the round
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Jogless stripes in the round

I love stripes. It’s probably the easiest way to create colorful knits. But when knitting a striped piece worked in the round – such as hats, mittens or stuffed animals – a jog will appear at the begining of each color change. There’s a very simple method to avoid this jog and to create nearly invisible color changes. Let me show you how to do it!

On the pictures, I’m working with two colors but you can use the same method for any number of colors. Based on the instructions, my beige yarn is color A and my red yarn is color B.

1- With color A, work as many rounds as instructed in the pattern.
jogless stripes in the round

2- Switch to color B, and work one full round.
jogless stripes in the round

3- Use the right needle to lift the first stitch of the last round made with color A onto left needle.
jogless stripes in the round

4- Knit lifted stitch (color A) and first stitch of round (color B) together.
jogless stripes in the round

Et voilà! Easy and nearly invisible!
jogless stripes in the round

 

cinnamon bun hat

The pictures are from my latest pattern, Cinnamon Bun Hat. The pattern for matching fingerless mittens is also available.

 

Cinnamon Bun Hat pattern
Cinnamon Bun Fingerless Mittens Pattern


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