I would love to get your imput on how to best deal with knitting stripes. I am an experienced knitter and have no problem in knitting garmets with complicated cable patterns etc. However when it comes to knitting with several colors, I am a bit of a loss.
For example I am currently knitting a simple jumper in garter stitch with 8 stripes (2 rows per color each time). In order to make the knitting more manageable I have been breaking off each color after two rows and rejoining it 8 rows on. However after 20 cms or so there are lots of thread-ends. Won't it me the jumper verry bulky on one side if I have to weave in these threads afterwards?
If I had just 2 colors i would have opted for just alternating the threads without breaking off, but with 8 colors that seemed unmanagable. Now I'm not so sure.
What approach would you recommend for knitting stripes and keeping it neat?
thanks for your advice!