Knitting with multiple strands


I would like to knit a hat but I don’t quite understand the start of the pattern. I’m hoping it’s just me being relatively new to knitting so hopefully someone here will be able to shed some light :slight_smile:

There are 4 colours used, A through D, which are described as follows:
“I used Karabella Aurora Bulky (2 balls, 108 yards), Karabella Glimmer (not quite 2 balls, roughly 240 yards), and Karabella Stardust (a few yards) on Size 10.5 to make an adult large. I paired them like so: Color A was 1 strand of Aurora Bulky, 2 strands of Glimmer, Color B was 4 strands of Glimmer, Color C was 2 strands of Stardust, and Color D was just the Aurora Bulky.”

So would colour A, for instance, involve just holding 1 strand of the Aurora Bulky and 2 strands of Glimmer together as one and knitting as normal?
I searched youtube for stranded knitting and the results that came up were mostly using two strands, alternating the colours to form patters, but I’m not sure that’s what this pattern is getting at…

Thanks for any help :slight_smile:

(Edit: I tried adding a link to the pattern but the forum won’t let me as this is my first post :confused: Let me know if it would be helpful for me to link to the pattern and I’ll make another post.)

For this it looks like you’ll just do as you said–hold the combination of colors together as if they were one piece of yarn. Once you get going, it’ll seem like you’re knitting with one strand.

Stranded knitting is a technique in itself where you ‘strand’ the yarn across the back and alternate colors for Fair Isle type patterns.