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Purple Linda January
Purple Linda January

Holding the yarn

The sock cuff is worked in yellow and the red yarn is then introduced for the fish motif. To introduce red, hold both yarns ready to knit with as you would one yarn, with the yellow yarn nearer the tip of your index finger.
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Step 1

Changing from the yellow (front) yarn to the red (back) yarn to work the first motif Drop the front yarn from the index finger and tension it with the middle finger. Using your index finger select the back yarn (the first time
you do this it will be behind the red yarn on the index finger, subsequently it will be on the middle finger) and pass it over the front yarn to knit the required number of stitches.

Holding the yarn

Step 2

Changing from the red (back) yarn to the yellow (front) yarn to work the second motif Drop the back yarn from the index finger and tension it with the middle finger. Using your index finger, select the front yarn from the middle finger and take it from under the back yarn to knit the required number of stitches.

Holding the yarn
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Holding the yarn
The sock cuff is worked in yellow and the red yarn is then introduced for the fish motif. To introduce red, hold both yarns ready to knit with as you would one yarn, with the yellow yarn nearer the tip of your index finger.

Step 1

Changing from the yellow (front) yarn to the red (back) yarn to work the first motif Drop the front yarn from the index finger and tension it with the middle finger. Using your index finger select the back yarn (the first time
you do this it will be behind the red yarn on the index finger, subsequently it will be on the middle finger) and pass it over the front yarn to knit the required number of stitches.

Holding the yarn

Step 2

Changing from the red (back) yarn to the yellow (front) yarn to work the second motif Drop the back yarn from the index finger and tension it with the middle finger. Using your index finger, select the front yarn from the middle finger and take it from under the back yarn to knit the required number of stitches.

Holding the yarn
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