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Mackeila
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USA
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Posted - 12/10/2012 :  3:03:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mackeila's Homepage  Send Mackeila a Yahoo! Message Send Mackeila a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Anyone ever use this method to drag the yarn up the side of your project?

I tried ot for a scarf that has alternating colors and it seems very noticeable =/

Altho, someone told me that its mainly used if that side is going to be in a seam and won't be seen.

Thoughts? Opinions? =)

~ Lisa Harrison ~
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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 12/10/2012 :  5:16:56 PM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just carry it up the side and have never found that it is
that noticeable.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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purlewe
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  07:19:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I too carry it up the side, and while I can see it, I won't say it is noticeable.

Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. ~Myrna Loy
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Ceil
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  09:56:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have no idea what you are talking about! Is there someplace on the Internet where all of us can see a sample?

Ceil
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purlewe
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  2:44:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ceil, here is a pic I found online: http://newstitchaday.com/carry-yarn-up/

Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. ~Myrna Loy
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Ceil
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  10:22:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think I've done that before. Never knew it had a name!

Ceil
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zknit08
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USA
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Posted - 12/12/2012 :  05:24:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit zknit08's Homepage Send zknit08 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've done this technique, but in open or lace crochet, you can make the two different colors showing at the sides as part of the over-all design of the project. Photo of my work showing this technique can be viewed on the link below.

http://time2crochet-n-craft.blogspot.com/2012/12/crochet-changing-colors-without.html#links

http://time2crochet-n-craft.blogspot.com/
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BooksAngel
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USA
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Posted - 12/13/2012 :  06:26:09 AM  Show Profile Send BooksAngel a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I did that for a shawl and turned it into a design feature by carrying the same colors up the other side as well by catching the trim only yarns with the working yarn as I turn for the end of the row.

As you have already started just use a yarn needle to bring the yarns up from the bottem. I did use one extra strand of each color so the side where the yarns are changed from stripe to stripe would have continous color instead of broken lines.

This means I had two yarns of each color up both sides for a stronger design element. If your project will not have fringe on the ends just use a yarn needle to run the trim yarn ends up into the trim skipping the first row.

In other words the trim yarn is not turned back into all caught rows but only from caught row 2 and then for 6 or 7 other caught rows. Then cut these yarn ends.

I decided to make the shawl larger than I had planned and just pieced each color as it got short by stitching the new yarn into the old yarn for a few inches.

When the project is finished use the same process you used to hide the beginning ends to hide the trim ends back into the project.

Have fun with this.
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Emmasanuk
New Pal

Kenya
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Posted - 12/13/2012 :  08:03:04 AM  Show Profile Send Emmasanuk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Depending on the scarf design, of course, one thing I have done is leave a very long tail (or start with two balls) of the contrast color at cast on, and then bring both up the sides, either woven in or, more frequently, with an edge to the scarf that incorporates both colors. So, if i have a five-stitch moss stitch edge, for example, I might make the central stitch out of the carried color. This makes that extra strand work for, rather than against you! I too hate weaving ends.
Which reminds me, as a community, do others agree that LONG skeins are far, far better than short ones? How can we make the manufacturers realize this? Isn't this a big part of why we all love sock yarn so much? 400+ yards instead of some paltry 100 yd amount means only three, as opposed to 12 or more, ends per sweater!
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DMAllen
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USA
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Posted - 12/13/2012 :  10:17:21 AM  Show Profile Send DMAllen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I carry it up along the second stitch-- not as noticeable.
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LoplollyBlue
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USA
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Posted - 12/13/2012 :  11:45:34 AM  Show Profile Send LoplollyBlue a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree with Emmasanuk about wanting yarn with higher yardage counts. I realize this is off the topic of carrying yarn but I also have wondered how we can convince those who spin the yarn to do so in larger amounts. I think this is one reason Eco Wool became so popular. Yarn could be put up in 50 gram AND 100 OR 200 or larger amounts. That's why I look for 1/2 pound and pound cones. (Though they're not really portable.) I think it has to do with what they think it would cost... e.g. price would seem very expensive. But that means they don't think we calculate amounts. Speaking of which, another gripe... telling us which yarn is used in a pattern but not the amount of yardage in each skein.
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dialfred
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USA
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Posted - 12/13/2012 :  12:13:20 PM  Show Profile Send dialfred a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If it's just 2 colors, carry it up the side, twisting the strands when switching to keep it less noticeable.
If I have more than 2 colors I cut & weave in ends as I knit.
The last thing I want to do after knitting is weaving in a bunch of ends.


dialfred
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hkpdx
New Pal

USA
19 Posts

Posted - 12/13/2012 :  4:50:15 PM  Show Profile Send hkpdx a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have done I-cord on the edges in one of the colors so that it has a contrasting edge.
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Mackeila
Chatty Knitter

USA
236 Posts

Posted - 12/15/2012 :  5:23:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mackeila's Homepage  Send Mackeila a Yahoo! Message Send Mackeila a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here is the you tube video I found...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjMcVXXf9ss

Wish I could figure out how to post a picture on here to show y'all how mine turned out. Quite possibly I was doing it wrong...

Had some friends tell me to just crochet a border to cover it up instead of snipping the yarn I was dragging upwards and weaving it in (said I would drive myself crazy weaving lol).

~ Lisa Harrison ~
http://lawrenceartsandcrafts.blogspot.com/

http://www.lisaandstuff.blogspot.com
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