Tired of jogs in your circular knitting? Want stripes that line up?
Here’s the pattern for you. The stitch pattern explains exactly where and how to accomplish the jogless join technique in this striped hat and mitten set.
Knit something special for the little one in your life and learn the jogless join technique.
Pattern is for sizes 2-3 years and 4-5 years.
Available free at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/margie-mitchell
The jogless join as seen on the inner foot/ankle of the sock allows you to be able to knit without the seams in an in the round way. To accomplish this, I will use the example of two circular needles for the sock. Work to within one stitch of the end of needle #1, slip the stitch knitwise, pick up the right leg of the stitch below the first stitch on the 2nd needle (next to the stitch just slipped) and put it on the needle with the slipped stitch; knit into the back of both the slipped stitch and the the stitch just picked up.
*Now, turn, and work back (on the wrong side) on needle #1 and needle #2. Once all the stitches on needle #2 are worked, turn, and work back (right side) on the stitches on needles #2 and #1, except for the last stitch on needle #1. As before, slip the last stitch on needle #1 (knitwise) and pick up the right leg of the stitch next to this stitch on needle #2, put this picked up stitch on the needle with the slipped stitch and knit into the back of both loops (this is like knitting into the back of both stitches for ssk). Turn; repeat from *.
The whole sock may be knit this way, or just in the intarsia portion. Make sure to knit the intarsia portions firmly as knitting back and forth usually produces a looser tension then knitting in the round.
The jogless or South American Join may also be used for lining up stripes knit in the round. Keep working in the round, but after one row in the new color, pick up the stitch below the stitch on the needle (like a lifted increase) on the first stitch of the second round of the new color. Your stripes will be even without a jog. For the pattern, check out http://www.ravelry.com/designers/margie-mitchell
jogless join on inner ankle/foot
The newest design that I am working on is a sock with three sweet flowers down the front of the sock. This involves using intarsia, working the color only in the area needed with small amounts of yarn. The knitted piece must be knitted back and forth so that the yarn used in part of the row is on the correct side of the knitting so that it can be worked again. With socks, this means that circular knitting and intarsia don’t mix. And, well, seams do not feel so great, so what is a knitter to do? Well, that’s where the jogless join comes in. You can construct the sock in the round and get a seamless sock, but you will not be knitting in the round where the intarsia/flowers will be worked. This leaves a barley noticeable join and seamless sock with a cute design. Next post I will upload a picture of the sock and photos on the technique, as well as explain it more detail. The sock pattern will be available on my Ravelry store. http://www.ravelry.com/designers/margie-mitchell