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The first rule of holes: when you're in one, stop digging.

- Molly Ivins


Joining Colors

While there is no wrong way to change colors, when working flat, a splice, in addition to saving time later on, will reduce bulk at the selvedge edge.
Russian splice is particularly recommended

When working in the round, the appearance of a color jog can be reduced by weaving in ends later.

To minimize a jog by weaving in:



When joining a new color make a slip knot,





tighten it,



snug it up to the work,



and begin working with it.



It will look like this from the back,



And like this from the front.



Weave in ends from the back, laying the old (lower) color strand down to the right and the new (higher) color strand up to the left.



With the new-color strand threaded, weave the yarn into the back of the last stitch on that first new-color row as shown - like duplicate stitch worked from the rear ...











Then weave through a couple of purl bumps to keep the end in place.





Trim the end.



With the old-color strand threaded, weave the yarn into the back of the first stitch on that last old-color row as shown - like duplicate stitch worked from the rear ....





Then weave through a couple of purl bumps to keep the end in place.





Trim.



Be sure to work the duplicate stitches firmly so that the fabric is pulled into place.