So, I’m knitting a swatch with both vertical and horizontal stripes, basically a plaid that’s fully knitted and not with the third color woven in. For most multicolor patterns, I have done it by just cutting the yarn at each color change. But for this swatch, I think I want to carry the yarn up. Here’s the swatch currently from both sides:
Knit Side, you can see the 2 color cast on I used.
Purl Side, you can see the floats of the stranded colorwork I’m doing for the vertical stripes. On the first purl row, I caught the longer black floats by doing this:
- Purl 2 red stitches
- Slip third stitch purlwise
- Pick up black float
- Slip the third stitch back, again purlwise
- Purl the red stitch together with the float
I did that to make sure that the floats didn’t become visible on the Knit side.
After a few more rows, I plan on knitting a green horizontal stripe. And this is why I’m asking about carrying the yarn, I might need to cut a few ends, but not as many if I don’t carry the yarn and only 1 color would have to be cut that way.
So, how would I carry the yarn up when I have these vertical stripes going on?