I was excited to jump on the bandwagon and knit up a Puerperium Cardigan of my own, and even more thrilled when I had the idea of using up some leftover yarn to create a little striped garment (leftover yarn from Placket Neck Sweater and Tugboat Coat).
Now I can't say this was my first time doing stripes, but I do think this may have been the first striped garment I've knit that is not worked in the round. It's shocking how much time is added to a project when you are switching colors every other row. It will definitely have me thinking twice before the next time I just want to do some stash busting.
And now, although the needles have been put away, I'm left with may ends to weave in. I tried out a couple different joins on this project. Some ends I just left out, waiting for me to weave them in. But I also utilized the Russian join and the back join. I have to say, I don't think I have developed a favorite. How do you tackle stripes/ new color joins/ weaving in ends?
ps- for more info on different joins, check out the TECHknitter's post here.