Yarn flashing means you are intentionally making the color segments of your yarn lineup row by row so the knit looks like it was stitched with undyed yarn and then brushed with dye at a watercolor effect once you complete your knitting. Yarn flashing will just work with variegated yarns which are bought in hanks which are hand dyed instead of in chunks or skeins which are commercially dyed. The hank should look like it is clear color segments spanning the strands of this hank as your eye travels around the hank. This until you discover the size which will create the texture you 17, you can knit. Use 30 stitches for calculation. If your yarn is something that you already bought that was dyed, you will have to have a different approach to finding your flash value. Knit several waste yarn rows to begin, then begin knitting with your colored yarn and knit one row, then place a safety pin through the yarn strand at the peak of the final stitch on the row, then knit nineteen rows.
Mark this end of the yarn with a safety pin through the yarn, remove from the knitting machine and unravel back to the safety pin. You used. Knowing Yarn per 30 stitches you are knitting, you can work out. Grab your calculator and by figuring out how many stitches you would have to have to knit one replicate’s worth of yarn and two replicate’s worth of yarn you can do the math to find out what the circumference of your sweater will be in your specified gauge and stitch size to your flash value variety of stitches. To create the yarn flash, you need to knit in the round. Assess both your front bed and rear bed stitch sizes to make sure that you know what tension to utilize. Some machines are different on every bed so you will have to look at your knitting machine to get that information before beginning. You need both the front and rear of your tube.
Knit to the length you would like your sweater. Stitch the sleeves to the cut and you will need to cut out to the armholes. You can do this by machine or hand. Your sleeves are not going to flash since they are shaped when you are knitting them so a fantastic way to do sleeves would be to use a yarn in one of those colors for your sleeves and use the exact identical contrasting yarn onto the sweater as detail so that it looks like you supposed to do your sweater like this. It is a fun way and the end results can be stunning. Consider flashing and have a wonderful time creating intriguing cast on knitting and beautiful sweaters. Get ready for lots of compliments.