Ten Ways to Improve Your Stranded Knitting

Ten Ways to Improve Your Stranded Knitting

Making colourful projects is a lot of fun. We can settle for simple (or not so simple) stripes, or we can go one step further and add various designs to our colour patterns. Because these designs are made with two or more strands in different colours, this type of knitting is called “stranded knitting”.

We’ve already discussed a simple way to hold yarn when we work with several colours. Now, let’s take a look at several ways to make our stranded knitting better. I’ll share with you a few tips that help me keep the stranded colourwork in my projects even and nice-looking without much effort.

I’ll explain each of the tips based on the little binary sock that I’m making. The pattern is worked with two colours, but these tips are also relevant for working with three or more colours.

Some of these tips are shown in this video tutorial.

Try out these tips to see which of them are helpful in your personal way to work with several colours in the same row or round. If you use the tips that you like for some time, very soon they will become second nature to you.


The PDF with all ten tips is a part of the Knitting Collection #5. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (336 pages!) with this and 46 other tutorials included in the collection.

You will also receive three knitting patterns as a special bonus, so go ahead and get it all right now before you forget 😊

Ten Ways to Improve Your Stranded Knitting | 10 rows a day
Ten Ways to Improve Your Stranded Knitting | 10 rows a day
Ten Ways to Improve Your Stranded Knitting | 10 rows a day

If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.


Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com