It can be a challenge to make one-row stripes when you’re working flat. But, there’s an EASY way to do it.
You do need to use a circular needle though. A straight needle will NOT work.
At least 2 colors of yarn
A circular needle in the right size for the yarn
For this tutorial, we’ll assume you’re using 2 colors (MC is pink and CC is yellow). But, you can really use as many colors as you want.
Step 1 (RS): Using the MC, knit the entire row. DO NOT TURN. Instead, slide the stitches to the opposite end.
Step 2 (RS): Using the CC, knit the entire row. If you want to add additional colors, DO NOT TURN. If you want to start doing “regular” knitting, turn it like normal.
Repeat these 2 steps until it’s the desired length.
Practice makes perfect
The only thing you need to practice here is not turning, and sliding the stitches instead. If you want to try this out first, I suggest casting on a small number of stitches. It’s really an easy technique!
About the Instructor: Jody Richards
Jody loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches. And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).
She’s a serial starter-of-projects and has a serious problem with finishing things without a deadline.
And don’t get her talking about hand-dyed yarns. You’ve been warned.