How many rows can you carry yarn?

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.

How do you carry a color when knitting?

Instructions

  1. Drop the First Color and Start the Second. …
  2. Knit the First Stitch With the New Color. …
  3. Knit Across the Row. …
  4. Carry Colors Along the Edges. …
  5. Keep the Carried Yarn Smooth. …
  6. Change Colors Back to the Carried Yarn. …
  7. Weave in the Ends of the Yarn.
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