How to Knit Stripes: Part III

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How to Knit: Stripes (Part III) - Knitting with 3 Yarn Colours | Ways to Carry Yarn up the Sides

This is the third part of my mini video series all about how to knit stripes (in flat knitting). This part of the lesson focuses on how to knit with 3 yarn colours.

During the video, I show the following:

- How to add the 3rd colour in,

- 2 Different ways to switch between the colours,

- And 3 different methods for 'anchoring' the carried yarns to the side of the knitting.

If you don't know the difference between circular and flat knitting, I'll just give a little overview first - but I'll also be doing a more in-depth lesson soon.

Even though circular knitting needles are used in both of these examples, only the knitting on the right is circular knitting, whilst the knitting on the left is flat knitting. You can tell because the circular knitting always forms a circle or tube, so there is no separation between the ends of the rows.

Examples of a flat knitting chart (on the left) and a circular knitting chart (on the right):

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