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Color change in amigurumi is something that I always struggled with. There are many methods for a jogless color change while working in a spiral, but I'd yet to find a method for getting nice clean lines between rows of color. If you're unfamiliar with a jogless change, this allows you to have a smooth transition and avoid the "staircase look" (check out these awesome tips from Needle Noodles).
Today, we're going to focus on getting those clean rows using a slip stitch method to avoid taking a "bite" out of the previous row (shown below)
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I discovered this method while working on a recent pattern and its a game changer, you guys! Its also ridiculously easy! I'm almost embarrassed it took me this long to figure out.
Step 1: Join the new color to your piece and slip stitch around in BLO. Be careful not to add or remove any stitches - this is a foundation for the first row of the new color, you want to be sure your count does not change.
NOTE: Step 1 DOES NOT count as a row, it just serves as a base for the first row of the new color
|Slip Stitch BLO|
|SC in BLO of previous sl st row|
Its really that easy! I hope you enjoyed this quick "how to"!