Monday, April 23, 2012

Carrying Colors

You may have noticed that many of my projects have lots of thin stripes of color.  Using the normal method of changing colors, where you cut the yarn at the end of each stripe and tie on the new color, strings would be everywhere.  I don't know anyone who enjoys weaving in the ends of a crochet project.  So, a method of carrying colors makes doing stripes more practical.  You can simply pull the color up the sides along the starting chain of each row and the last stitch.  Doing this minimizes the number of loose strings to work in.  This helps to keep your project neat and vastly reduces the amount of work you have to do after washing it when all the strings that can come out, do come out.  There are several striping patterns that can be made this way.  My next few posts will be devoted to these color patterns.

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