Magic Needle Jogless Stripes by Elizabeth McComb

Magic Needle Jogless Stripes

January 2015
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
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I am obsessed with stripes, but truly hate the “jog” that comes when working them in the round. Most jogless stripe methods use a slip stitch at the beginning of a round to hide the switch, but this can be tricky on very narrow stripes (one or two rows) and is still just a shade too obvious for my tastes.

This method of jogless striping can be used for stripes of any width. I recommend doing it as you go rather than waiting until the end of a project, as you’d have to turn the whole tube inside out. After switching to the color of the new stripe, work 5-10 rows in your pattern (including any stripes that occur in those rows), then use the technique described here to hide the color change.

All you need to work this technique is a blunt-tipped tapestry needle - the “magic needle” that will make your jogs disappear!