Making it Your Own – Colour 2, knitted stripes

This time we’re focusing on knitting. …and having a foray into the video world!

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As you can see there are various approach knitting stripes. Today we’ll focus on changing colour on the right side of your work using an even number of rows.

2 row striped wristlet

Materials
2 oddments of yarn – A&B and appropriate sized needles

1. Cast on 15sts in colour A and knit 2 rows

2. Change to colour B as follows:

Insert needle into 1st stitch knit wise

Wrap colour A around needle
Leaving a 3in tail of yarn, wrap colour B over the needle too.

Knit the first stitch with both colours together.

Drop colour A and continue in colour B to end of row.
Turn and knit with B to last stitch

Insert needle knitwise through both loops of yarn for last stitch, wrap yarn over and knit.

3. Change back to yarn A by dropping yarn B and starting next row in A. Work 2 rows

4. Continue working 2 rows in each colour until wristlet fits comfortably around your wrist. Cast off.

5. Sew in ends and sewcast on and cast off edges together.

To see a video explaining how to change colour please visit http://youtu.be/6no7MDvBxFg

This is my first attempt at a video tutorial and I’m looking to improve them greatly so any constructive suggestions are welcome 🙂