There’s always an ugly jog when knitting stripes in the round and changing colors. Then there’s the fiddly twisting of the stitches to carry the yarn along. And the last stitch will be loopy anyway. And how to manage the tension to avoid holes in the knitting? I experimented a little and found a technique […]
Take an additional needle-tip a half size lager as your working needles, and make a twisted loop with the working yarn. Slip the first stitch on the front needle as if to knit. Purl the first stitch on the back needle. Pass the second and third stitch on the bind-off needle over the first stitch.
My first choice for short rows in stockinette, is the shadow wrap method. On RS On WS These double stitches are considered as one stitch afterwards. So you knit / purl both loops together when you have to knit / purl them in the next row.
The lifted increases are worked from the previous row/s by lifting up a stitch and knit/purl it. LLI = Left-leaning lifted increase As a knit stitch Lift the stitch two rows below the stitch just knit from back to front onto the left needle, and knit it through the back loop. As a purl stitch