Friday, November 25, 2011

The Nine Days of Knitting - Tuturial and Knitalong - Day 5

Well, hopefully, you're not still in a turkey coma or exhausted from all the cooking and shopping!  Let's continue working on our scarves, shall we?

Today, we are changing colors.  Your scarf should be 30" long from the corner and look like this:
You'll notice I cut the yarn that was attached to the skein.  You should do this, too.  Give yourself about a 6" tail.  It's ok - we'll be sure all those hard-earned stitches won't come out!

So to change over to the blue, insert your needle into the first stitch of the row, just like usual.
Then, loop the blue over your needle, just like you would have looped the red if we were continuing in red.
Be sure to leave yourself about a 6" tail.
Continue knitting in our pattern (k2, yo, k2tog, k across), using the blue yarn from the skein.
Here is what it looks like when you've gone all the way across the row.
Follow the pattern back across to the last 2 stitches.  Knit the first of the two,  flip the 2 tails in between the last 2 stitches, then knit the last stitch.  Pull the tails to snug up the stitches.
Work the first stitch, flip the tails, then knit one, yo, k2tog, k across.  Work next row in our regular pattern.  You'll want to continue the tail flipping just a few times, leaving the tails on the side where you can clearly see the color change.  This will now be the back of your scarf.  Here's what it looks like with a few rows done after the change.  See how I've left the tails on the back?

Ok, so here's the best part - you probably can guess what's coming next.  Continue from this point, working in pattern (k2, yo, k2tog, k across) until you've added 10 inches from the color change.

Happy Black Friday, All!

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