How To Knit Jogless Color Stripes In The Round

//How To Knit Jogless Color Stripes In The Round

How To Knit Jogless Color Stripes In The Round

How to knit the stripes

Awhile ago when I was writing Reindeer pattern that featured textured stripes on the sleeves, I wrote a step-by-step tutorial on how to avoid that jog that is created when changing the stitch patterns when knitting in the round. Today I want to show you the same method, the only difference would be instead of changing the stitch pattern, we are changing the color, which actually is much easier.

I started this pullover randomly, when craving for just knitting something straightforward and simple. I picked up these squishy yarn balls from DROPS and just cast on. Those are actually leftovers from the projects I knit for my book, Add One Stitch Knitting. DROPS was so kind offering their yarn to work with and I remember all the joy I felt when I received those in the mail. I knew that someday I would love to mix them and make something fun to knit and easy to wear.

So, the pullover is featuring wide stripes and if you have ever knitted stripes in the round, you know there is a jog created when changing colors. You can of course ignore it, as the change usually happens where the side “seam” is supposed to be, it is hardly noticeable, hence it is not usually even mentioned in the patterns. But if you are very detail oriented and it does bother you, here is a quick and easy fix to this problem.

How To Knit Jogless Color Stripes In The Round

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The result – nearly invisible transition between the colors.

How to knit the stripes

I hope you will find this tutorial helpful and use it in your projects.

have a wonderful start of the new week!


By | 2019-06-10T08:19:32+00:00 June 10th, 2019|Free Patterns and Tutorials|4 Comments


  1. miss agnes June 11, 2019 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Thanks for the tip, but I am slightly confused: wouldn’t this result in moving the BOR one stitch forward each time you make a color transition? Wouldn’t this create a problem later on?

    • Alina June 15, 2019 at 6:57 am - Reply

      Thank you for a great question!

      Yes, you are moving the stitch marker forward – if you your stripes are pretty wide, it won’t make a huge difference, you will just move it several stitches forward and that’s it. If you have thinner stripes, the shift of the marker will be much more significant – on the WS of your work you will see diagonal (instead of straight) line in the place of changing the color, but you won’t notice it on the RS.

      If there is shaping involved right next to the BOR stitch marker, you want to use the invisible increase/decrease method.

      Please, let me know if you have any further questions, I will be happy to help!

  2. Lou Webster July 31, 2019 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Your related posts are in a very light grayscale. I couldn’t read them without enlarging them a great deal. Why so light?

    • Alina July 31, 2019 at 10:14 am - Reply

      Hello Lou! You mean the links? That could be your screen color calibration, they look very visible on mine… I will try to modify it in the dashboard settings, thank you for the feedback!

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