Monday, August 21, 2006
Here I am needing help again
So my question is how do you join color B in on line 3?? After that it should be in there and just running up the side and twisted to carry it up the side I guess but I am not sure how you join it to start with since I have never knit with more than one color. Thanks to anyone that can help me.
Sorry to be so wordy, it is easier to show than to say!
Sure, there are lots of variations and "techniques" worth learning that will subtly make the effects better-looking or happen more efficiently, but basically if you put the yarn where you want it and you don't mind how it looks when it gets there, you're in business.
If you can't remember how to decrease, say, just look at your needles and say, "I want one less stitch. The last time I did that by accident, what did I do?" and do that.
You gotta love that in a craft.
Okay, maybe I'm not always picky enough, and it certainly shows that I learned how to knit in a foreign language that I did not yet speak or understand (yes, it can be done!).
But thinking about it this way always calms me down when, even after a lot of years of knitting, I occasionally run into an instruction that makes me go, "WTF?" - I just say, well, where do I want the yarn to go and how can I get it there?
See, Stephanie B. - this was even more wordy, *and* failed to answer the question. :-)
"it's a lot like transferring two stitches to the right needle and then knitting them together in an odd way."
...and wasn't sure if that was "right" - of course, it's right if you're happy with the results, but it's also true that what you said is exactly what SSK *IS*. It really doesn't ever get more complicated than that...