Helical Stripes, or helical knitting, has got a huge variety of uses, the basic concept is that you change the colour every round but to avoid a jog you only knit to 3 stitches before the previous colour change.
How to work:
- Knit first round with yarn A. Drop yarn A.
- With yarn to yarn B and knit to 3 stitches before the previous colour change.
- Drop yarn B.
- Slip 3 stitches purlwise and then pick up yarn A.
- With yarn A to 3 stitches before previous colour change.
- Drop yarn A.
- Slip 3 stitches purlwise and then pick up yarn B.
- Repeat steps 2-7 to create helical stripes.
The place you change the colour of your yarn keeps jogging back 3 stitches and one colour is 'chasing' the other one which means that you have no colour 'jog' or place where you have the yarn looping over itself. It's idea if you are working in the round and need to alternate 2 skeins of hand dyed yarn.
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