Holewhen changing colours?

Hi all,

Anyone know how to prevent the hole that results when changing colours? Everytime I change the yarn over, there seems to be a big gap?? Whats that all about? :rollseyes:

Cheers!
CIO

Christina, watch the video on this page entitled “joining a new color of yarn”:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/misc.php

If you make a point of holding the ‘old’ color over to the left before you make your first stitch with the ‘new’ color, you won’t go wrong. The stitches will twist themselves. Here is another useful site:

http://vickidesigns.homestead.com/Intarsia.html

Another thing you can do is once you knit a couple of stitches with the new, you can just tug the loose ends on the back and the hole closes. I tie a bow then until I am ready to weave in the ends.

Thanks folks … here is a photo of the pattern - just to give you an idea of the kind of colour change I am talking about … http://www.patonsyarns.com/patternbook.php?PBS=500814

Its the flowers and hearts bedspread … second photo down … It looked pretty simple, but I can’t seem to get the colour changes right :oops: … the strands across the back are WAY too big … any suggestions on the method of colour changes I should use?

Thank you again,
Christina

For this type of color knitting you shouldn’t have any strands across the back. Each block of color should have its own strand or small ball of yarn. When you get to the edge of that color, you should have a strand of background that you use up until you get to the next ‘other color’, then a new strand, etc.