Knitting Jogless Alternating Two Round Stripes

Knitting Tutorial: The quick and easy way to knit jogless, alternating two round strips.
In my opinion, knitting "in the round" is a misnomer. It's especially evident when you knit alternating two round stripes. Your stitches aren't neat stacks of rings, each two rounds tall. Instead, you get a very unsightly jog at the color change.

Before You Begin

There are a couple ways to neaten things up. The first is to knit helically with one ball of yarn for each round in the color pattern. Although the method completely eliminates the jog, it also makes your stripes slant like the stripes on a candy cane.

Instead, I like to twist my two yarns around each other when changing colors. Yes, the twist is visible on the wrong side of your knitting, but it's still neat and it greatly reduces the jog on the right side and allows your stripes to stack without being slanted.


  • Cobasi by HiKoo Yarn
  • addi FlexiFlip Needles
Thanks to Skacel for providing the yarn and needles used in this tutorial. These products are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.

Alternating Two Round Stripes

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Knitting Jogless Alternating Two Round Stripes
The quick and easy way to knit jogless, alternating two round strips.
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