How to switch colors in a simple, multi-colored striped scarf

I’ve started knitting my first bi-color scarf as a practice, and I’ve noticed that every time I switch colors, there is a row on the backside of the scarf that has the new color woven under it–visible. I do not know the proper name of this, but I am sure it is well-known. I’ve looked around the internet for advice on switching colors seamlessly, but I haven’t found an answer that seems to specifically answer my question, being can I make a scarf where both sides look like the “front” side (the color blocks are seamless).

It seems as though the only way to do this is to knit a scarf that is twice the desired width, and then fold it over to hide the ‘underside’ and sew it together. Is this true?

Thank you for your time.

What you’re seeing on the reverse is unavoidable–the dreaded purl bump. :teehee:

You have the right idea about knitting the scarf double, but it’s much simpler to knit it in the round rather than seaming it. You could use a 16" circular needle and just knit and knit and knit–no purling, and all the bi-colored bumps are on the inside. All the strands from changing colors can hang in there, too.

Ah, I see. Thank you!