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Knitting Stripes - cut and weave or draw up the edge?

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Flossyfloof Wed 18-May-16 06:44:35

I am knitting a large throw with at least 8 different colours. Big needles and at the moment only 2 rows per colours stripe . May do a few 4 rows, not decided yet!
I am using some mohair, some other fluffy, some tape, some smooth rolled cotton.
The pattern I am basing this on suggests drawing the yarn up along the sides. It would be easy though and neater, I think, to cut off and weave in. With a couple of the yarns though, it would be more difficult.
What would you do?

EustachianTube Wed 18-May-16 06:52:03

I always weave up the sides for stripes, I find it much easier. Having said that, I'm usually only doing two colours, so it would be much more of a faff with many colours because you'd have 7 threads to carry up eventually. Hmm, I think maybe cutting and weaving in might have to be it, although I'd definitely do more than 2 rows of each in that case. Sounds like it's going to be fab!

tribpot Wed 18-May-16 06:55:21

That's too many to carry up the sides, unless there's some kind of applied border that would hide all the bulk of the carried yarns later? I would cut and weave, and most importantly, sew in as you go, don't leave 700 ends to sew in just when you think the blanket is done!

Flossyfloof Wed 18-May-16 08:05:25

Thanks I have only done one of each so far and am wondering if I have got the colour order right. Am trying to decide if I should pull down a few colours and re knit or just stick with what I have done so far.

RaisingSteam Thu 19-May-16 20:09:59

For a throw, I would cut them all and darn them into their own colour on the back.

You also could weave in each colour change like this if you are not so particular about it being invisible.

Flossyfloof Sun 22-May-16 07:55:00

Thanks all, I am halfway through, almost halfway through darning ends in and wil, post a pic later for you all to admire.

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