i have a 20" ashford rigid heddle knitters loom
and have made several scarves using one color on the warp threads and one color for the weft
now i'm trying to learn how to do two colors (like a checkerboard pattern)
i have alternated 4 of each color on the warp
and now i'm trying to alternate 4 rows of each color on the weft
the first 4 rows of color 1 went fine, then i did 4 rows of color 2, now i am ready to go back to color 1
should i cut the yarn on color 2 and start color 1 again
or do i "carry" both yarns up the side?
hope someone can understand what i'm asking..... have not been weaving very long and don't know where to find any help,
I would cut and leave a couple of inches hanging so that when you finish the scarf (wash & dry it after taking it off the loom) you don't have to worry about it shrinking and leaving a little hole on the edge. But it's not going to unravel if you cut so there's no reason to carry it up the side, you don't have to weave in the ends after you finish it (just cut righ next to the edge -- but do wait until you've made sure it's not going to shrink enough that you need/want that little bit,) and you'd just have these threads waiting to catch on something as you put the scarf on if you don't cut them off sometime anyways. Unless that's the kind of edging you want on the scarf! :-)
this sounds interesting! i will try it on the next scarf,
thanks so much!