Working with Color
Working rows in different colors will add
interest to the fabric.
The samples on this page will demonstrate working with 2
to make solid color rows, working with 2 colors to make blended -2
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
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
With the second color, YO, and pull through both loops. Let the
first color hang down in back. Do not cut the
With the second color work a Forward and Return
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
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
and covers up the return row yarn.
2. Also, with 2 loops remaining on the hook, I have changed color
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
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