Helix Knitting – How to Knit Jogless One Row Stripes in the Round
One row stripes are great for making incredible colour combinations, for using up odds and ends we have in our stash, and for seamlessly blending several dye lots in one project.
When worked in the round those stripes usually cause a few issues:
1. Inevitable jog that happens when we switch from colour to colour.
2. Messy strands that appear on the wrong side of the work when we carry all the yarns up. That leads to another problem:
3. It is not comfortable to use more than three colours in the same project.
All these problems are easily solved when you use the helix knitting technique.
The swatches shown in the photos and in the video are made in stockinette stitch, but It doesn’t mean that helix stripes can only be worked in stockinette. You can work in any pattern.
Here’s a photo of a swatch I made with helix stripes worked in “knit 1, purl 1” ribbing:
It’s incredible how one simple method can provide so many different options.
Stay creative, my friends 🙂
The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #1. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (190 pages!) with this and 22 other tutorials included in the collection.
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