UPDATE TO PART TWO: on row one, instead of *K1, yf, sl1, yb* — change this to:
*K1, YO, Sl1 as if to purl*

The yarnover makes the transition flatter and row two easier.

NEXT: Checkerboard Intarsia in K1P1 rib
To begin, work the first 22 stitches in the current main color, drop this yarn (do not cut). Begin using your alternate color at this point, leaving an 8″ tail to bury later. Do not tie any knots — it all works out in an amazing way. Remember to do the three rows from the AMENDED Part two of this scarf with this second color. When you get back to the first color (row 2 of the 2nd color) bring the OLD COLOR from left to right UNDER the new color, and then back OVER the new color from right to left. Hold the strand of the 2nd color against the needle if you can, and pick up the beginning (or FIRST) color to work in pattern to the end of the row. Here are some photos of the basic process, which we will revisit below the photos.

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Whenever you are ready to change colors for this particular pattern, the new color is brought UNDER the old color, then OVER the old color. If the first stitches (and last stitch of the old color) appear loose, then snug up by gently pulling on the yarn after you work the first stitch or two of the new color.

A WORD ON ENDS AND BURYING THEM: whenever you can with this pattern, change color in the MIDDLE rather than the edges. Even so, because of the rib patterning, it is easy to bury your ends just about anywhere invisibly, as the photos below show. I used a totally different yarn for demonstration purposes.

Insert your tapestry needle under and through the outer half of a knit stitch. Then continue upwards through consecutive vertical knit stitches for about eight or nine stitches. Pull the end through and the double back in a similar fashion for about three stitches to firmly anchor the end.

I use this wherever I have ribbing to bury ends because it is so invisible — socks, faux seams in one piece sweaters, and more. Here are the photos:

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Please send photos or post them on Ravelry — I always love to see how someone else turns my idea into their very own unique Artwork! xx M.E. and Summit Yarn

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