Did you know you might be jogging without even realizing it? If you find jogging as un-fun as I do, you might be appalled right about now. While it has zero to do with exercise, YES!, there’s such a thing as a jog in knitting.
Have you ever noticed how adding a new color to a piece of knitting in the middle of the row totally makes a stair step in your work? That’s called a jog. But if you’re like me and like to make your knitting smooth when it’s not an excruciating pain in the butt, you’re in luck! There’s a thing called jogless stripes in knitting, and it’s totally easy to do.
First, let’s look at what the heck a jog is. If you look at the picture below, you can see that at the bottom of the swatch, the rows are all straight across. The topmost green stripe in the picture features jogs, resulting in it being obvious where I added the new color of yarn as I worked.
So, how do we get rid of pesky, obvious jogs in our colorwork knitting? It’s as simple as slipping one stitch… no really! Check out these videos I made to walk you through this amazingly simple technique and watch your multi-colored projects go from intermediate to totally pro in no time. ;)