Jogless Wide Stripes in the Round Without Breaking Yarn

Jogless Wide Stripes in the Round Without Breaking Yarn

The biggest issue we face when we knit wide stripes is the ability to carry the unused strand up the work. We cannot leave that strand hanging because it will form an unsightly loop on the wrong side of the project while also messing up the elasticity of the fabric.

We could simply cut the yarn every time we change colours to make another stripe, but if we do that, we’ll end up with a gazillion of yarn tails to weave in when the project is finished. Not a great solution.

Another issue that we have to solve when we want to add neat stripes to our seamless projects is the jog – a little imperfection that looks like a step at the beginning of the round.

In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at a simple method that takes care of both issues. We’ll see how we can knit neat jogless stripes without cutting yarn and dealing with dozens of yarn tails after we bind off stitches.

This method of carrying up an unused strand also works for eliminating unnecessary yarn ends when we knit back and forth. Simply wrap the unused strand around the left needle before you knit the first stitch of every right-side row, and you won’t have to cut the yarn every time you change the colour.

Now you are fully equipped for adding flawless wide stripes to any project.

This is a simplified version of a method described in a video tutorial by the YouTube channel “Pair of Knitting Needles”.


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Do you like to knit with several colours?

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

Jogless Wide Stripes in the Round Without Breaking Yarn | 10 rows a day
Jogless Wide Stripes in the Round Without Breaking Yarn | 10 rows a day
Jogless Wide Stripes in the Round Without Breaking Yarn | 10 rows a day