Hi I’m Jenn and I love jogless stripes. If I’m knitting for me, chances are I’ll add a stripe. I particularly like them in my socks but also gloves and hats.
And the occasional sweater.
The trouble with that is all those things are knit in the round. A stripe in the round will leave a jog. Hate the jog. If you knit those stripes in the normal way, jogs are unavoidable. You can fiddle with them and poke at them and even try to block them out but it doesn’t really work. So I use a trick, a pretty simple trick, to hide those jogs.
How to Knit a Jogless Stripe
As I mention in the video above, this trick does work but it also tightens your stitches in that one area. If you have stripe after stripe, that tightening can make your knitting look just as irregular as the jog you are trying to hide in the first place. (If you just have one or two stripes, don’t worry about it.) But if you have a bunch, knit over by one stitch every stripe and “re-set” the beginning of your rounds. That will shift the tightened area around.
May your knitting life be full of perfect jogless stripes!
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