Combined Knitting Horizontal Stripes

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Method 1:
This method works very well for garments that have extremely wide stripes or a long distance between same color stripes.

Work in the main color until it is time to begin stripe placement. Break off the main color yarn about 5" from the edge of the piece. Add the new contrasting yarn, work stripe until desired width is reached. Break off the contrasting yarn about 5" from the edge of the piece and add the color for the next stripe.


Method 2:
This method is great for narrow stripes, or for a knitter who doesn't mind taking time to untangle balls of yarns every few rows. This method only works if stripes are to be knit over an even number of rows.

Work in the main color until it is time to begin stripe placement. Add a 2nd contrasting ball of yarn and work stripe until desired width is reached. Allow contrasting yarn to rest while the original yarn is once again used to create a new stripe.

 

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