Knit stripes by carrying yarn

Fed up of sewing in those loose ends? When knitting stripes, instead of breaking and introducing the yarn at every colour change, this simple technique of carrying the yarn up the side of your work means you can keep your project neat and hassle free, and reintroduce with minimal fuss!

Perfect for stripes or when working on a project with multiple colours, this simple yet useful skill will make switching colours a breeze. Learn by following these two simple steps!

To learn how to introduce a brand new colour to your knitting project, visit our Changing Colours tutorial to guide you through the steps!

Step by step

  1. Insert the right needle into the first stitch. Place the yarn to be carried over the working yarn.
  2. Work the first stitch catching the second yarn
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