Knitting with different colors, whether stripes, stranded knitting or intarsia, is a lot of fun and a great way to bring personality to your knitting projects.
But it can be difficult to make your color changes look as neat as you would like. The edge stitches — especially when you first change to a new color — are often loose and sloppy looking, and it’s not something you can always fix to your satisfaction when weaving in ends.
YarnSub shares a great technique learned from Jane Crowfoot called the twist and weave color change method. It takes a little practice to do it, and it’s performed differently whether you’re knitting or purling and depending on how you hold your yarn, but it does give the color changes a crisp, even look and it’s a little faster to do than other methods of joining new yarn, so you might just start using it when changing yarn but not changing colors as well.
It’s a cool method that locks in the tails ends of the yarns, making the stitches firmer on the front of the work. I’ll definitely have to give it a try!
Do you have a special method for starting a new color of yarn, or have you tried a method like this one before? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
[Photo via YarnSub.]