How to Knit Two-Row Stripes

Two-row stripes are easy to knit and can be applied to any pattern. A baby sweater knit in two-row stripes has a nautical look, for example. You can make two-row stripes knitting flat or in the round with these directions, which use two colors (color A and color B):

1

With color A, cast on stitches.

Cast on the number called for in the pattern that you're making.

2

Work 2 rows with color A.

Follow your pattern.

3

Drop color A and start knitting with color B.

Don’t cut color A; just leave it hanging.

4

Work 2 rows with color B.

Again, follow your pattern for how to work these rows.

5

Drop color B and pick up color A.

Don’t cut color B.

6

Continue working each color for two rows apiece as you follow the knitting directions in your pattern.

Because the stripes are only 2 rows long, you don’t need to cut the yarn between stripes, and you won’t have extra ends to weave in.

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