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changing colors by pulling up long lp???

Posted by: ROSSNIN (IP Logged)
Date: August 11, 2009 01:46PM

Hello,

I am currently working on baby booties that are striped.
The pattern states that at the end of a rnd done in sc to join with sl st in first sc. (Does this mean in the ch 1 at the beginning of the rnd?) Then it says pull up long lp to be picked up later.
After changing colors in the next two rnds and leaving long lps at the end of each rnd the pattern states: "pick up white from 2 rnds before last, ch2 (is not used or counted as a st), dc in next 9 sts."

I am entirely confused on how to pick up the long loop left from two rounds before. Which yarn will feed my new stitches, the piece on the outside of the work leading to the ball or the piece that is on the inside of the bootie creating part of the loop? I am trying to avoid contrasting yarn on the outside of my bootie leading vertically up to the next round as surely it is ugly and not the proper way to pick up the loop.

HELP ME PLEASE!!!!

 
Admin2 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

re changing colors by pulling up long loop

Date: August 11, 2009 04:34PM

I have a vague idea of what you're saying, but not sure. I'd like more context, and possibly a photo to look at.

Can you post the complete instructions for those 4 rows? (from the row where you pull up the long loop through the row where you pick it up again) If the pattern is online, what is the URL?

That might help us see how those color changes should be handled without the ugliness you want to avoid.

 
Admin2 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

re changing colors by pulling up long loop

Posted by: ROSSNIN (IP Logged)
Date: August 11, 2009 05:16PM

Unfortunately the pattern is not online but here are the directions for the first couple of rounds after the sole of the bootie is crocheted.

Rnd 1: Working this in yellow. (Ch 2, hdc) in first st, hdc in next 12 sts, 2 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, hdc in next 12 sts, 2 hdc in each of last 2 sts, join. Do not fasten off, pull up long lp to be picked up later. (36)

Rnd 2: For sides, working this rnd in back lps only, join pink with sc in first st, sc in each st around, join with sl st in first sc. Pull up long lp to be picked up later.

Rnd 3: Join white with sc in first st, sc in each st around, join. Pull up long lp to be picked up later.

Rnd 4: Pick up yellow from 2 rnds before last, ch 1, sc in each st around, join. Pull up long lp to be picked up later.

Here is a link to view the finished product, it is the Sherbert Stripes Booties 1st column and 3rd row down. Sorry this is the only picture I could locate online. The pattern comes from this book.

[www.amazon.com]

Thanks for all the help! :)

 
Admin2 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

re changing colors

Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: August 13, 2009 06:24AM

Here's how I would do it: Whenever I draw up a long loop, push it to the inside of the bootie and work the next rounds (different colors) in front of it so the loop doesn't show on the outside.

On round 4, reach the hook over the previous 2 rounds (that is, from the top, into the opening) to the inside and pick up the long loop in color A. (Be careful not to twist or tangle it with the other long loops.) Adjust the size if necessary, so it comes up just tall enough to match the top of the previous 2 rows. Then locate the color A yarn (also on the inside), ch 1 (which brings you to the height of a sc) and work the round as instructed, in front of the other long loops. The original long loop should be on the inside and covered by the previous 2 rounds.

I hope that makes sense. It would be so much easier to show rather than try to explain.

I suppose round 5 is similar with color B, and round 6 with color C. Once you get it to work for one, it will be the same for all the others.

 
Admin2 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

re changing colors

Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: August 13, 2009 12:36PM

I couldn't really see the stitch and color definition in the photo, but craftsman's strategy makes sense to me. There are other ways of changing colors, but perhaps this lines up the changes better. Let us know how they turn out.

There are some really cute booties in that collection. The Mary Janes are really sweet although I've never known a baby who would keep something like that on her feet long enough to have a picture taken....

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