Ok, so today I thought I would start out by telling you why I picked dpns for this pattern. I know you are so used to me and my "Magic Loop is the only way!"-ness. But I knit Basil using Magic Loop the first time through, and it was actually a pain in the butt for this particular project. It is big enough, with the 100 sts around the main part of the body, that I kept losing the "loop" of my Magic Loop. Not so awesome. So, I decided it should be done on dpns.
I have done mine on 3 dpns, knitting with the 4th, but I am finding it might be easier to have your project on 4 dpns and knit with the 5th. Like so:
On to Jogless Jogs! I get lots of questions about how to get rid of that jog at the beginning of the round when you are knitting stripes in the round. Honestly, I generally ignore it if it is on the side, or on legs. But, if you want to get rid of the jog, this is my favorite method.
First of all, with 8 round stripes, and being a toy, I do not carry my yarn for the stripes I just cut it. So I am going to give these instructions for this project, specifically how to get rid of the jog and then finish the ends. Ready? Let's knit!
When you are ready to switch colors, cut your yarn from the last color, leaving about a 6" tail:
That's all for today! How's the Basil progress coming along KAL-er's?