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Knitting/changing colors when knitting a ribbed scarf


Michelle wrote at 2010-10-01 23:39:34

I know this is years later, but I was looking for the same answer and found it, so I thought I'd share the solution with anyone else who happens upon this. I heard that if you knit the entire row with the new color (yes, including the purl part of the rib), then continue the rib in the next row, the color change will be perfect and the knit row won't mess up the ribbing. I've yet to try it myself, but it's worth a shot.

Dovile wrote at 2013-10-27 12:00:55
There's a way to fix this - knit (in stockinette) every stitch the first row, then go back to the ribbing on subsequent rows.  


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