My name is Bobby and I currently reside in Eastern Kentucky. I am the only guy I know of that is even attempting to learn to knit but that's fine with me. I am trying to knit my cousin a baby blanket because I feel something hand-made is far more special than store bought. I am using the standard garter stitch and casted on 5 stitches and garter stitched till I had 36 inches long. This entire 36 inches is solid pink, very pretty, with very bulk yarn. My issue is that I want to start a new color with a new row. I have no idea how to even make a new row. I am only using standard needles, not the circular kind. Do I need to knit the 2nd row completely separate from the first row and then weave one row into the other or is there a way to just somehow start another row doing the same as the first? I am so entirely lost right now. I have attached a picture below but keep in mind it's only a very small portion of it but just gives you an idea on how big I want the next one to be.
Firstly hello and welcome. My brother is a knitter and he make amazing jumpers/sweaters.
Yes that is garter stitch as every row is a knit stitch.
Right easy way to start your new yarn is put your knitted into the first stitch and as normal get your new yarn and wrap it like you do with the old yarn. But make sure you leave a long tail on the back of your knitting to sew in with a sewing needle later.
Then continue knitting as normal I will take a couple of photo's to show you what I mean
After a few stitch the back will look like this Notice there is green yarn hanging from the first stitch that is the long tail you can either weave in or wait until later and sew in with a sewing needle down the edge of your knitting. Also notice how on the backside the two colour yearn mix
Now in this photo this is the front of your work after knitting a few stitches. Notice the tail of the green yarn and the old brown yarn is coming out of the side of the knitting waiting to be weaved or sewn in. ( I'll go look on youtube to see if I can find you a How To video)