How to knit stripes in the round with no jog

In this DROPS video we show how to knit stripes in the round without getting a jog in the transition.

Change to the new color and knit one round. At the end of the first round with the new color, before knitting the first st on the next round, pick up the stitch from previous round below the stitch. Pick it up in the back loop as if to purl and put it onto the left needle. Knit the stitch together with the 1st st on the round and keep knitting. You will minimize getting a step from one round to next by using this technique.
You can carry to other color along on the inside of the work. If the stripes are wide, you can twist the colors at the end of round on every 3 cm/ every 1 inch.

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10 Replies to “How to knit stripes in the round with no jog”

  1. mil gracias por este vídeo!!! ñ sabes cuándo busque como solucionar ese salto en las corridas!!!!

  2. Do you have a video showing how to do wide vertical stripe? This is a really nice video showing how to do horizontal stripes but I would really like to do vertical. You have some patterns with vertical stripes on your website. I would like to buy the yarn to do those pattern after learning how to do the stripping in that one unique way. Thank you for sharing and thank you in advance for your help.

  3. Great tutorial!  This is going to help me a lot.  I was wondering if you are cutting the yarn when you change colors or are carrying it up on the wrong side…I'm knitting a hat now w/ 1" color stripes (8 rounds of each color) and am cutting it when I change color to avoid long strands carrying in the back…but if I do carry them what do I do when the hat is complete?  Just curious what you are doing about the cutting & carrying.  Thanks!

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