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It depends. If there are LONG gaps between the colors, it can get hard to deal with them, in which case cutting makes more sense.


I've done AABBAABBAABB without cutting. I'd possibly even do AABBCCAABBCC (the main problem being that now there are TWO colors to carry up the side rather than just one).


AAAABBBBAAAABBBB might be too much, depending on the thickness of your yarn, and IMO AAAABBBBCCCC is definitely too much - that's carrying A up 8 rows.


Is it a dishcloth for you, or a gift? If it's for you, you could just try it and see how you like it.

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also: what pattern is it? maybe i need one :)


I tried to find it online, but I couldn't. It was a free pattern from Michaels using Martha Stewart cotton hemp yarn. Off-white, bright red, seafoam green, and light blue.


Wait, wait, wait!! Here it is: http://marthastewart.lionbrand.com/patterns/L10188B.html

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Looks like you might be able to carry the white up the sides but definitely not the colors. Be aware that you won't get a clean edge if you do carry the white. IOW instead of having a bit of red edge for the red stripe, the edge will be covered by a strand of white.

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