Jogless Stripes

Changing colors in circular knitting creates a step, or “jog” in the work. Since rounds of knitting do not nestle on top of each other like stacks of plates, special care must be taken to minimize the interruption made when a new color is introduced. This trick is quick and easy to learn in this short video lesson. Stripe on!!!

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  1. Sarah
    Posted January 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Thank you! I wasn’t sure if I was doing this correctly. Your video is very clear and showed that I am, yay!

  2. Carol Vargas
    Posted March 8, 2011 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    Your videos are the best of any I’ve come across in my two years of re-learning to knit! Please keep up the good work. Thank you.

  3. Liz Schaeffer
    Posted February 13, 2012 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    What a great trick! As always the video is so precise and easy to follow. This makes all the difference in the look of the “seam.”

  4. Anne Stoddard
    Posted March 19, 2012 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Michelle; Thank you once again for showing how easy a technique is. Sometimes you can read about a technique a dozen times and never get it…. I watch you doing these great techniques and voila’ it gets thru to my brain….. bless you!

  5. Posted May 31, 2012 at 4:39 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for clear instructions on many techniques.
    Enjoyed the Knit-alongs very much

  6. Posted May 31, 2012 at 4:41 am | Permalink

    enjoyed all your Knit-alongs
    very helpful instructions and videos . thank you so much!

  7. Charlotte
    Posted October 6, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Could not get the video to download. DRATS! Any suggestions?

  8. Posted October 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Some people are having problems with then new Apple updates. The problem is usually solved by refreshing your browser. Please let me know if you get access – I want to help! My videos are also accessible from Youtube.

  9. Diane Colangelo
    Posted February 4, 2014 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Thankyou for such an easy to follow video on the “Jogless Stripes”. Being a fairly new knitter, I just listened to everyone that told me that’s what happens when using a circular needle. Making hats for the “Warmth for Warrior” program , I wasn’t happy sending my hats to our military with uneven strips! So Thankyou again for such a clever way of getting rid of those uneven strips… I look forward to changing colors!!

  10. Posted February 5, 2014 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    I am happy to help you as you knit for such a worthy cause!

  11. Peta G
    Posted October 18, 2014 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    thanks for your video. I have followed the instructions but unfortunately it isn’t working
    for me as I am knitting with 16 stitches using the magic loop. I’m still getting uneven stripes. Any suggestions?

  12. Posted October 18, 2014 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Hmmm…it should still work with the magic loop. How many rounds high are your stripes?

  13. Peta G
    Posted October 18, 2014 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Stripes of two rounds each. This is my first time knitting in the round and also using magic loop. I was feeling pretty pleased with myself for finally giving it a go, as previously I have balked at it. I’m only knitting legs for a doll, so it’s no major problem, but I’d like to get it right for future projects. Someone else has suggested the traveling stripe – maybe I’ll try that. Thank you for your video – I’m very grateful for all help that’s offered on the internet.

  14. Posted October 19, 2014 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    With stripes only two rounds high, it is a bit difficult to benefit from the technique.

  15. Jacqui Driscoll
    Posted May 18, 2015 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    This technique and video have made a huge difference in getting rid of that jog! Thanks for posting it! Got a question though. Is there a way to do the same type of thing when following a garter stitch row in the round? I purl a row, change color and knit the next row, but am unsure what to pick up from the purl stitch. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

  16. Posted May 18, 2015 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Work the technique in the same manner as in the knit stitch. Lift the right leg of the first stitch in the color change round (either a knit or a purl) and work it together (k2tog or p2tog) with the first stitch of the second round. Happy knitting!

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