I am new to knitting and self-taught. I did the scarves, afghan, etc. now I am doing my first sweater (striped pullover). The stripes are 6 rows. Is there a way to carry the yarn up the side without having to cut the yarn and change color every 6 rows? Is this a good idea to do?
I have to do alot of increasing and decreasing. The pattern does not specify what stitch to do. Is there a standard? For instance on the sleeve, the instructions state to cast off 5 stitches and then decrease a stitch every other row at the beginning and end. Can I just cast off a stitch when i need to decrease? I really got confused with the increasing and decreasing that state slant left or slant right?
Yikes…maybe I have bitten off too much. Any help would be appreciated. thanks ever so much…Joy