Learn one easy way to avoid bi-colored purl bumps that form on purl stitches when changing from one color to another!
You can apply this technique to any pattern, whether the pattern instructs you to or not. Once you "see" the bi-colored purl bumps, and how distracting they are, you'll start to see them everywhere. This is one of the easiest and most rewarding fixes in knitting.
When changing to the new color, knit every stitch on the first, right-side row in the new color. If you're working in k2p2 ribbing, you'll knit each stitch. Just do this once, on the right-side row. Then resume your pattern on the next row. When you flip your work and begin working on the wrong-side row, you'll resume the k2p2 ribbing pattern that you had already established. The line of color will be clean and well defined, with all of the bi-colored purl bumps on the wrong side. The k2p2 ribbing will not be affected. I hope you LOVE this simple trick.
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