Do you cut yarn when knitting stripes?

How do you knit stripes without breaking yarn?

To avoid weaving in extra yarn tails, you can change to a new color without breaking off the old one. After changing colors, carry the unused strand loosely up the back of the work and twist it around the current color to anchor it to the wrong side of the piece.

Do you cut the yarn when changing colors?

There is no hard and fast rule but generally if you are going to be working more than 4 rows before needing the color again, strongly consider cutting it. Some people will stretch this to 6 rows. Every time you twist the yarns, you are adding more bulk to the edge.

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