Knitting & Crocheting All-in-One For Dummies
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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):

With color A, cast on stitches.

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

Work 2 rows with color A.

Follow your pattern.

Drop color A and start knitting with color B.

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

Work 2 rows with color B.

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

Drop color B and pick up color A.

Don’t cut color B.

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

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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Pam Allen is a knitwear designer and founder of Quince & Co. Shannon Okey is an author and knitwear designer. Find her at knitgrrl.com. Tracy Barr has been an editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant on several Dummies books. Marlaina "Marly" Bird hosts her own YouTube channel, where she instructs viewers on knitting and crochet. Susan Brittain is a knitwear pattern designer and writer. Karen Manthey edits crochet diagrams for numerous books, magazines, yarn companies, and designers. Manthey was an editor at All American Crafts for 20 years.

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