I love stripes, but if you’re a beginning knitter sometimes changing up colors is intimidating. Sarah E. White over at about.com has a great writeup on how to easily incorporate stripes into your knitting…

I don’t know why stripes put off some knitters. Unless it’s because you don’t want to wear a horizontally striped sweater, which is reasonable (vertical stripes being somewhat trickier in knitting). But I love stripes on scarves and hats, among other projects. They break up the expanse of knitting and make even a Stockinette Stitch project more interesting (and before you say anything about Stockinette curling and not wanting to use it on a scarf, say hello to one of my favorite scarves).

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