Since I got the ribbing down now, I decided to give the different colors a try. Well, the first time I was reading the wrong part by the videos and ended up joining the new color yarn as if it was the same color. But hey, at least I know how to do that now right? LOL
I may be making this harder than it actually is, but really…all I do is stop knitting with one color and start with the other? Then weave in ends of course. This all stays together tight too?
I’ve read different ways of joining new color yarn. In one of my books it says to join new yarn at the beginning of a row. Attach new yarn at edge of work with a slip knot around old yarn. Later, when knitting is complete, undo the knots and re-tie once. Then weave in the ends.
Well, all that really doesn’t make sense to me, mainly the un-tying part. Plus, aren’t knots a bad thing?
Then… I came across something on better homes and gardens website. Here’s what this says:
[color=indigo]Drop the color you’ve been working with behind your work. Insert the RHN into the next stitch, then pick up and lay the old color on top of the RHN. Let it lie there as you pick up the new color with your left hand, and wrap it under and around the needle as if you were going to knit the stitch. Before completing the knit stitch, push the old color off the top of the needle, then complete the knit stitch with the new color.[/color]
I don’t know what it is with this little piece here, but its hard to make sense of! LOL It sounds just like what Amy says here, right? Just start knitting with the new, worry about weaving ends later.
If anyone has advice, I’d really appreciate it. Again, I think I may be thinking about this one too hard…I’m going to go try it again anyways.