Those of you who hang around the shop or have taken an classes with us knot that I always encourage you to change skeins at the end of the row. This practice allows you to weave your ends into the seam. But what to do when something is knitted in one piece? Like Brigitta, for instance. With this kind of garment, you want to keep the edges nice and neat because they won't be hidden in a seam. So, where should you change skeins?
A good place to add a new skein of yarn is anytime there is a change in the fabric's stitch pattern. For instance, in Brigitta, I am adding skeins when the pattern moves from stockinette to reverse stockinette or vice versa. Adding a new skein means that there will be two different ends that need to be woven in someplace. The weaving in of ends always causes a small disturbance in the fabric, but it's much less noticeable when your eye is distracted by the change in stitch pattern.
I finished my Brigitta Wednesday night - Lynne took some photos, so I'll post those soon.
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