Working with Color

Working rows in different colors will add interest to the fabric.
The samples on this page will demonstrate working with 2 colors
to make solid color rows, working with 2 colors to make blended -2 color- rows,
and working with 3 colors.

All samples on this page will include the Knit Stitch on the right, Simple Stitch in the center, and Purl stitch on the left.

To work alternating solid color rows:
Make a starting chain of the required number of loops,
making the last loop slightly longer than normal to reduce the amount of curl
on the starting row.
Work a Forward Row and a Return Row until 2 loops remain on the hook.
With the second color, YO, and pull through both loops. Let the first color hang down in back. Do not cut the yarn.

With the second color work a Forward and Return Row
to 2 loops on hook then change color.

Continue working a Forward and Return Row to 2 loops and change color.

This image shows several things:
1. Alternating solid color rows.
2. The Knit Stitch is very tight and short; the Purl Stitch is quite loose and tall.
3. The start of the 2-color row.
Work a complete Forward Row in the first color, With the second color, YO and work a Return Row and another Forward Row.(not shown)
Change color now at the end of the Forward Row.

Another all purpose image:
1. Notice the Knit Stitch has not changed apearance.
This is because the Knit Stitch is entirely in front of the fabric
and covers up the return row yarn.
2. Also, with 2 loops remaining on the hook, I have changed color again.
I am now ready to work with 3 colors:
*Work a Forward Row with the new color, change color at the end of the Forward Row,
work a Return Row to 2 loops remaining on the hook, change color...Repeat from *

Each color is a Forward Row and also a Return Row.

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