How to Knit Stripes: Part III

Beginners Guide

 

How to Knit: Stripes (Part III) - Knitting with 3 Yarn Colours | Ways to Carry Yarn up the Sides

 

            This is the third part of my mini video series all about how to knit stripes (in flat knitting). This part of the lesson focuses on how to knit with 3 yarn colours.

 

During the video, I show the following:

- How to add the 3rd colour in,

- 2 Different ways to switch between the colours,

- And 3 different methods for 'anchoring' the carried yarns to the side of the knitting.

In summary, a tassel is simply made from several equal lengths of yarn, which are then folded in the centre. Instead of measuring each strand out, a quicker way is to wrap yarn evenly around a rectangular container or piece of card, before then cutting the yarn along one side. Ta-dah! Equal lengths of yarn.

To then attach the tassels, you can:

a) push a crochet hook from back to front through your knitting where you want to position the tassel, hook onto the centre of the tassel and pull it partly through, put your thumb and index finger through the loop in the tassel, grab onto the tail end of the tassel, pull it through the loop, then tighten into a knot.

OR

b) wrap a short length of thread around the centre of the tassel strands, feed the thread tails into a plastic yarn needle, feed the needle through the knitting from front to back, pull the tassel partly through too, put your thumb and index finger through the loop in the tassel, grab onto the tail end of the tassel, pull it through the loop, then tighten into a knot.

 

I hope this has been useful to you :)

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