Carrying yarn

Sometimes you will need to begin a new colour several stitches before where you used it on the previous row. Work the next stitch with the new colour, twisting it with the old colour as before; do not pull the yarn too tightly across the back of the work, spread the stitches out to get the correct tension. This will result in a loop of the new colour laying across the back of the work. If it is only a couple of stitches, this will not be a problem. If it is over several stitches, and there is a long loop, you need to catch it into the knitting or it will snag during wear. If it is more than seven stitches, it is best to cut the yarn and join it in at the new position.

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On a knit row

1 Knit two stitches in the new colour. Insert the tip of the right-hand needle into the next stitch, then pick up the long loop.

On a purl row

1 Purl two stitches in the new colour Insert the tip of the right-hand needle into the next stitch, then pick up the long loop.

2 Wrap the yam around as though to knrt then pull the long loop off the needle. Knit the stitch.The loop will be caught without appearing on the front of the work.

2 Wrap the yarn around as though to purl, then pull the long loop off the needle. Purl the stitch.The loop will be caught without appearing on the front of the work.

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