Changing to a different color while knitting can be very useful for things such as creating stripes or even joining balls of yarn. Easily change to a different color while knitting with guidance from an award-winning knitter in this free video on knitting techniques.
Hello, I'm Serena Nelson and I've been knitting for about five years. I enjoy knitting for family and friends and for myself. So today, I'd like to demonstrate to you on how to change a color of yarn if you're knitting a scarf and you want to create stripes or this technique can also just be used on how to join a ball of yarn. At some point when you're knitting a large garment, you're going to run out of yarn on your one garment, run your one ball and you need to change. So, you can also use the same method for that. So, to get started, you've knit, you know, a sample or a portion of your scarf and you want to switch back to your main color again. So, you're just going to do, it's the same technique and one thing you need to keep in mind is when you are changing colors, you want to change colors when you have your right side facing. Otherwise, you're going to have the little line here from that partial row with beyond your opposite side and you want to keep that line on the inside of your garment and have them uniform. We are going to cut off out there with the yellow and we're going to take the blue, just kind of lay it over it. You're just going to start with your blue yarn; you're just going to start knitting it and you're just going to go ahead and knit the stitch like you would in knit stitch and you're going to hand, hang onto both of these colors and knit this first stitch with both of those pieces. And you'll just continue on with your new color following your pattern and kind of put your yarn and just grab some of the blue instead of being a detach to your knitting like it normally as when you start knitting. You just have a big section hanging there. And so then, once you've knit the first couple of stitches, then, your yarn is once again attached and that's why at the end you're going to go back and weave these two tails in so that they don't come unraveled and knitting unravels. Once again, I'm Serena and I have just demonstrated changing colors of yarn on the how to knit a scarf project.