:: Cutting the yarn or carrying it? ::

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If you are not going to use the old colour again, you can cut it and secure it by making a double knot with the beginning of the thread of the new colour.

But if you will use it again you have 3 options.

Option 1 – Cut and secure it

Exactly as we did before, every time we change colour.

Option 2 – Carry the thread behind the stitches

This option is good for when we have to change color again after a couple of stitches or rounds.
What we are going to do is leave the thread of the old color loose behind, and we will incorporate it back into our work when necessary. Be careful when you incorporate it again that it is neither too loose nor too tight so it doesn’t bend the fabric.

Option 3 – Carry the thread inside your work

In this option, instead of leaving the thread loose, what we are going to do is grab the thread with each stitch so that we can carry it until we need it again.
This option, like option 1, is ideal for when each colour change is more than 2 or 3 stitches. But keep in mind that this option is going to make the fabric more bulky and thicker, for this reason, most of the time, I prefer to take the time to cut and knot, because, to be honest, I can’t make the thread of the other colour completely hidden inside my fabric. But this is what happens to me, hopefully not you, since this option is much faster than number 1.

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