Jogless Stripes

Filed under: Knitting,Knitting,Techniques,Knitting,Tutorials — Alicia @ February 7, 2009

I just love knitting in the round. I’ll take every opportunity to avoid seams. I’ve knitted hats, gloves, mittens, bags, toys, and hoodies in the round.

One of the problems of knitting in the round, is knitting with colored stripes. As you go knitting in a spiral, at each color change you end up with a jog (adjacent  stitches of different colors) where you can clearly see where each row started. The following video explains a simple technique to fix it.

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One of the things you’ll notice with this technique, is that you will have less stitches on the first stitch of each row. For example, in the hat I was knitting I was doing 3 rows gray, 2 black, but where I was applying the technique I had 2 rows gray, 1 black. It’s hardly noticeable, in my opinion… the jogs would be much more noticeable.

You have one less stitch where you make the color change

You have one less stitch where you make the color change

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  1. Hola Alicia guapa,
    a mi no se me ha abierto el video. Muy buén truco, muchas gracias!!! Hace tieeempo que no pasaba por aquí, siempre es una inspiración. Lo de la traducción del “turn a square” no se como traducir el nombre, vuelta a la cuadra sería en español “vuelta a la manzana”, no se… “voltear un cuadrado” no me parece idóneo ¿quizás mejor dejarlo en V.O. (según mi modesta opinión)?
    Repito: ¡Gracias por el post! Saludos!!!

    Comment by prunila — February 7, 2009 @ 1:39 pm

  2. El link de Judy lo tenía archivado ya, no lo había entendido muy bien ¡Ahora con tu ayuda mejor! En mi foto, con calcetines de rayas, hay dos links más con técnicas anti “jogless” :

    Comment by prunila — February 7, 2009 @ 1:43 pm

  3. Thanks Alicia for this very interesting video !!

    Comment by melusine_tricote — February 8, 2009 @ 5:04 am

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