Instructions for Knitting Stripes
Knitting Stripes is the easiest way to get started on making your toques more colourful and giving you the fun of trying out colour combinations. It is usually a good idea to finish your ribbing in the main colour or A for your toque. Stripes will require you to manage 2 balls of wool at the same time. When you are comfortable with using 2 colours then get adventurous and try 3 colours.
2 Row Stripes, 2 Colours
When you start row 3 on the first stitch, just leave a 3” end of colour B and make your first stitch of the row in colour B. Just leave the wool for colour A attached and behind your work for row 3. Sometimes, as you keep alternating colours your balls of wool will get twisted around each other. When you notice this happening, just take a minute to unravel them.
*Knit row 1 in colour A; purl row 2 in colour A
Knit row 3 in colour B; purl row 4 in colour B**
Repeat these 4 rows until end of work
2 Row Stripes Using 3 Colours (A, B and C) of wool
Repeat from * to ** for 2 row stripes using 2 colours.
Knit row 5 in colour C; purl row 6 in colour C
4 Row Stripes Using 3 Colours
Row 1 K in colour A; row 2 P in colour A
Row 3 K in colour A; row 4 P in colour A
Row 5 K in colour B; row 6 P in colour B
Row 7 K in colour B; row 8 P in colour B
Row 9 K in colour C; row 10 P in colour C
Row 11 K in colour C; row 12 P in colour C
Combinations of stripe patterns