Lisa’s Amazing Yarn Carry

Lisa’s Amazing Yarn Carry lets you change colors and carry the non-working yarn up the side of your in flat knitting without generating endless ends. If that weren’t enough, this technique creates a beautiful braid-like edge.

Note: Always slip the first stitch of every row purl-wise.

Row 1: Slip the first stitch, knit to 1 stitch before the end of the row. Pick up your second color and hold it with the working yarn. Knit the last stitch with both strands of yarn.

Row 2: Slip the first stitch, which is composed of 2 strands of yarn, with both yarns in front. Move the working yarn to the side of the work that is away from you. Leave the non-working on the side of the work facing you.  Knit to the end of the row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 throughout the pattern. Note that you should always knit the last stitch of the first row with both yarns, regardless of whether or not you are changing colors in the next row.

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