Carrying Yarns When Striping

Our easy, free pattern, Sophie’s Hat, uses stripes to jazz up a basic hat pattern. Here’s a quick tutorial showing how to carry your two differently-coloured yarns up while working the stripes!

Here you can see the grey is the yarn in use. Before you begin the next row, also in grey, you want to twist the grey around the pink, so it is secured on the side. So the grey goes under the pink…

Carrying Yarn When Working Stripes - Loop Knit Lounge

Then up, so it has travels around the pink…

Carrying Yarn When Working Stripes - Loop Knit Lounge

And then the grey is used to make your first stitch.

Carrying Yarn When Working Stripes - Loop Knit Lounge

You would do the opposite when your second colour (pink) is in use. Easy peasy!

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