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Re: help working with Bernat baby jacquards
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: January 12, 2009 12:14PM

If you mean you can't get the striping on the sleeves to line up with the striping on the body, that's not going to happen unless you want to cut a lot of yarn ends. The stitch count on the body of your garment is going to be greater than the stitch count of your sleeves. Because you have fewer stitches for the sleeves, you will have wider stripes of color. If you want the striping to match, you will need to cut your yarn when you have the same width as the body and then rejoin with the next color change. To make the color changes more natural, you might actually need to adjust the transition a row before the color change so you knit that last row of your old color with that section of the yarn that changes into the new color.

Hope this makes sense. I worked something like this one time where I divided the stitch count of the body into two to create wider strips on the body. You would need to work with two balls of yarn and make sure you start at the same color point. This will give you wider stripes that should better match the wider stripes on your sleeves.

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  help working with Bernat baby jacquards hedy 01/12/2009 07:35AM
  Re: help working with Bernat baby jacquards KT 01/12/2009 12:14PM

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