Finally mastered the C2C - the decrease had me stumped for ages. Now working on some graphgans BUT the colour changes have me stimied. How on earth do you keep your tails at a minimum when you have colour changes?
My current pattern is one that has say 3 blocks of colour a, 2 blocks of colour b, 2 blocks of colour a then 5 blocks of colour c....is the best way literally to cut tails & sew them in??! If so i may cry
Do you have to sew them in? Could you not carry them along, so that when you draw a loop under the top of the row below, the tail of the previous colour sits on top of that row and is hidden when you draw the next loop through the loops on your hook? (Hope that makes sense!)
On the contrary, it might even reduce the amount of yarn you use. For the shorter changes, like across the broken stripes, you'd probably carry along less yarn than the lengths of cut tails you would have to leave at either end (and sew in!).
It doesn't work for all colours. The black of the figures might show through the cream moon. In which case it might be easier to use opposite ends of the ball, eg man from the inside, woman from the outside, and carry the thread up to the next row without cutting.
Haha i am glad it isn't just me!! Sewing in is the bane of my life, puts me off trying more adventurous patterns. I never even thought of using both ends of the wool, that will solve so many problems!!!