I want to knit a scarf with three colours (pink, purple and blue) with 15 stitches for pink and blue and 10 stitches for purple, is that possible, and if so, how do you do it? I’ve attached a little diagram thing I made quickly in Excel (the white cells below the colours indicate the number of stitches for each colour, also it’s how I want it to look on the needle)
Thank you in advance!
you could just knit it horizontally, starting with pink, then dropping pink and starting blue when the pink is ‘wide’ enough, etc. but you’d need to do this on a long circular needle and have 200-300 stitches, depending on length.
if you want to do it vertically, http://www.tata-tatao.to/knit/plainmaf/e-vstripe2.html is a really good how-to. what you’re basically doing is intarsia, but in stripes. so you need to make sure that where the colors meet, they’re connected. otherwise you have long stripes that don’t stick together. http://blog.loveknitting.com/how-to-knit-vertical-stripes/ is another good resource, and includes a video. http://www.vogueknitting.com/pattern_help/how-to/beyond_the_basics/vertical_stripes.aspx and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhZwpgysm58 are also good resources (and the 2nd one is another video).
hope that helps get you started, but message back if you need more!
Ahhh thank you so much!!! I’m a fairly new knitter, 16 years old and started in January, but I managed to get a start on my new scarf with the first link Happy with it so far