How to Knit Stripes: Part II

Beginners Guide

 

How to Knit: Stripes (Part II) - Carry Yarn up the Side of Your Knitting | Weave in Yarn Tails

 

           This is the second part of my mini video series all about how to knit stripes (in flat knitting). This particular demonstration will show you how to alternate between 2 different yarn colours.

 

This video tutorial is aimed at beginners and teaches the following:

- How to weave in yarn tails whilst you knit along, and

- How to carry yarn up the side of your knitting, so you can more efficiently alternate between 2 different yarn colours (without having to cut yarns and weave in yarn tails).

 

I hope this video is useful to you. Thanks for watching!

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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