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This article will teach you how to switch between different balls of yarn as you knit. Note that this method is not required to knit a scarf - you can keep to the same color for the whole scarf and skip the steps about switching, if you like. To achieve a multicolored look without switching yarns, try a variegated yarn that incorporates several different colors. 1) Gather materials. For first-time knitters, It's easier to use thick needles and bulky yarn because it'll make the knitting of the scarf much faster. 2) [1st PIC] Cast on 10 stitches using your first color of yarn. (The picture shows only 8 stitches, but remember you still need two more.) You are going to make a relatively small scarf, enough to keep you warm, but not wide enough to make it boring to knit for the beginner knitter. • If you are knitting with worsted weight yarn and size 8 to 10 needles, you'll need to cast on 30 to 40 stitches for a nice-sized scarf. 3) [2nd PIC] Knit for 12 rows with the first color. Remember that you do not have to knit another color if you do not want to, and you do not have to knit the other color immediately, either. You can knit to this point, then put it down, and return later or tomorrow to continue. This is what makes knitting so great. 4) [3rd PIC] Cut the yarn with scissors after you complete the 12th row, leaving a 6-inch tail. • If you choose not to have a second color, then skip this step, and just continue knitting in the one color all the way to the end. 5) [4th PIC] Add a second color of yarn to the first color. Align the end of the tail of the first color with the beginning of the second color of yarn. Hold them together in your left hand, away from the thread of the new color that you'll be knitting. 6) [5th PIC] Start knitting with the second color of yarn. Knit about 5 stitches and stop. 7) [6th PIC] Leave the ends loose. Later, you'll weave them into the scarf with a tapestry needle or crochet hook. • Never tie knots to change colors when you are knitting or crocheting. You can usually can see them, and it makes it difficult to correct mistakes. 8) [7th PIC] Knit 12 rows with the new yarn. 9) Add your third color of yarn (if you choose). Follow the instructions given above for adding the second color yarn. Cut the yarn with your scissors and again leave a 6 inch tail. 10) [8th PIC]Knit 12 rows again, as with the second color. • Keep alternating colors as instructed, doing 12 rows of each, until the scarf reaches a desired length. The scarf, when finished, will have a pattern of three different colors. 11) [9th PIC] Cast off your stitches.
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