How to Knit Stripes: Part I

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How to Knit: Stripes (Part I) - Two Ways to Change Yarn Colour & Add Single Stripes | For Beginners

 

          This is the first part of my mini video series all about how to knit stripes (in flat knitting). This knitting tutorial is aimed at beginners and covers 2 slightly different ways of adding a different colour yarn into your knitting at the start of a row.

 

One way weaves in the yarn tail as you knit, and the other requires you to weave the yarn tail in separately later on.  Both ways require the yarn to be cut after knitting the stripe (rather than 'carrying yarn' up the side of your knitting to be used again in due course).

 

The next videos will deal with how to carry yarn up the side of your knitting.  I hope this video is useful to you...

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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