Technique 1: Working with 2 Colors:
I use a special technique to carry the unused color up the side. This makes it difficult to forget about the second color and end up with unsightly loops at the edging.
Here’s a brief photo tutorial of how I do this:
After adding the second color there are 2 tails on the working yarn side.
Using both A and B together, pull a loop out of the first stitch, leaving the original stitch on the needle.
Use only B (the working yarn for the current stripe) to pull the second loop out of the stitch on the left needle.
Again use only B to pull the 3rd loop out of the stitch on the left needle–so you have 3 loops, 1 with AB together, and 2 with just B.
Continue knitting as instructed. The bind-offs during the project should all be done with A and B held together.
Technique 2: Picking up wraps in order to hide them when working short rows
This technique is provided here to support the knitalong that we are doing on Ravelry.
Here’s a photo of a wrapped stitch in Garter stitch.
Pick up the wrap around the stitch along with the stitch itself.
Knit through both loops (the wrap and the stitch on the needle) at the same time.
Here is the resulting stitch photo taken on the side that was just knitted.
Here is how the stitch looks from the other side.
Pretty much this is the technique I use in order to hide the wrap in garter stitch short rows.
If you are interested in joining the knitalong, you can do so here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jon-snows-wrap-kal