How to Change to a Different Color when Knitting

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Learn how to change to a different color of yarn for knitting a scarf in this free video.

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We're gonna learn how to knit a scarf for beginners and while we're doing that we'll also go over some basic tips that you need to know to get started in knitting. Another way that you can make a very simple garter or rib stitch scarf more exciting is to do stripes. So let me show you how to change colors from the purple I've been using to this cream. I'm gonna show you in garter stitch here. So we'll just continue to knit every stitch. Remember that if you were doing this in, for example, a rib stitch, you'd want to continue with your new color to knit the knits and purl the purls. First, we're gonna finish our row with purple. And now we're gonna go on ahead and snip off the purple yarn leaving enough room to weave in the ends of your rows. I'm gonna cut mine, right there. I've chosen a cream color yarn to kind of soften out this purple. Remember you should always start with all your yarn on the needle in your left hand. And we start a regular knit stitch. I like to pull this a little bit tight so that you don't get any big loopy spots. Simply grab your new color of yarn, again, leave enough of a tail to weave in those ends. Wrap it around and knit with it. Don't worry about there being a little bit of bulkiness right there. You can fix that later. Make sure that as you knit you're not using the tail that you're going to weave in. Make sure that you're using the bulk of the yarn that's still attached to the skein. And there you go, you've changed colors. And now, you're gonna have a really cool striped scarf.

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