(a new way)
- On color change rounds, change colors by knitting the first stitch of the new color as you usually would. Then, knit the rest of the stitches to the end of the round.
- On the next round, slip the first stitch of the new color, then knit the rest of the stitches.
- On every following round, knit every stitch as usual
Keep doing this over and over again. That’s it. That’s really all there is to it. Well–nearly all. You still face the issue of–
The only thing at all complicated in jogless striping is how you choose to stack the color changes. If you choose to let the beginning of the round travel one stitch to the left with each color change (this WILL make sense as soon as you try jogless stripes with needles) then every part of every row will be the same height and have the same number of stitches. Such jogless stripes are called “traveling stripes.” If you choose to hold the beginning of the round in the same place, then at one spot on every stripe, there will be one fewer stitches. Such jogless stripes are called “stationary stripes.”
Here it is, one more time, slower, with complete step-by step directions and more photos.
- On the round BEFORE you intend to change colors, insert a stitch marker at the place you intend to change colors.
- On the color change round–slip the marker, then change colors by simply starting to knit with the new color.
- On the following round, when you come to the marker, slip it. Then, slip the first stitch of the new color from the left needle to the right needle WITHOUT KNITTING IT (and without twisting it–this is called “slipping purlwise”). Knit all the rest of the stitches of the round.
- Knit as many rounds as you desire for the stripe, knitting every stitch.
- One the round BEFORE your NEXT color change, shift the marker over one stitch to the left.
- Make more stripes by repeating steps 2 though 5.
These stripes are called “traveling jogless stripes.”
- ADVANTAGE: Every part of every round is the same height.
- DISADVANTAGE: The round beginning “travels” one stitch leftward with every color change.