We all have found some projects where color changes are required! It is OK when we have to change colors at the end of a row and continue the next row with the new color, but what happens when we have to change colors once or even more within the same row?
I'm currently working on such a project. It demands constant color changes so if I went for the traditional method, attach new color to the last unfinished sc stitch and finish the stitch with new color, then a constant cutting of yarn would be involved! Far too messy for a project like that! :(
There is also the process of carrying your yarn along and working over it, but in this case I didn't find it handy as the yellow old color was still visible beneath the new white color!
So I thought of carrying the old color yarn along at the back side as crocheting with the new color, so that it pops right out when needed! Yay! The thing is that if you do not leave enough cm or inches of the carried along yarn your project will start to lose it's shape and somehow "shrink" as the yarn tightens!
In the picture above you can see that the yellow carried along yarn has enough "space" so that my project won't lose it's shape! In this case I have pulled the yarn up a bit so that you can see what I mean!
I hope all this makes sense to you! I am also not sure if there is a term for this process! What method do you use when changing colors? Do you cut off your yarn?