Hi, I’m trying to teach myself how to knit with stripes. I’m making a lacy scarf using 3 colors to make horizontal stripes. What I am wondering is if it is better to cut the yarn every time i change colors and weave in all of those ends when i’m done (seems kind of bulky? and uses up a lot more yarn? and a pain?), or can I “carry up” the side to keep using the same continuous strand of yarn for that color. but, if “carrying up” the side is an option, i have many questions becuase i’ve never done it before: what is carrying up? how do you do it? is there any way to hide the nonworking colors as i go up the side if this is a scarf? how wide can the stripes be without the carrying up being impractical? what can i expect it to look like?
or, is there another suggestion of how to deal with changing colors?