Tips & techniques – Jogless join



When knitting in the round, we are in fact working spiral rows and a disgraceful jog appears at color changes. It can be avoided by working a jogless join. There are different methods but this one can be used in every round. 

At the end of the rnd (the red loop is my EOR  -end of round – marker), place last stitch in round back on the left needle.

 jog1 jog2

Knit that st again with new colour (if working stranded knitting, it’s the color of the first stitch in next round)



Knit next round normally but knit last stitch in round (the one that was knitted twice) from the stitch below (with tip of right needle lift the stitch under onto left needle and k2tog – knit the two stitches together). 

jog4 jog5-1 jog5-2 jog5-3 jog5-4

This method can be used in every single round. The color changes are almost invisible.


You will find this tutorial and all my other tutorials grouped on this page: Support and tutorials.

I find it very useful and absolutely necessary for some patterns of mine such as my Vestfirskir mittens or the Sock band socks of my book Icelandic Handknits.





  1. Great tip! Thank you.

  2. Thank you – the photos helped a lot – I have read other instructions on that subject, now I see, what they meant :)

  3. this is very useful indeed! I have read about other methods but this one seems much better! thank you!

  4. Wow, la plus chouette technique que j’aie vue en la matière, merci, je ne la connaissais pas encore. Je vais relayer sur mon blog, pour la peine :-)
    Bonne journée.

  5. Great method! I’ve always slipped purlwise the new colour but your method looks far better. Thanks!

  6. LOVE the striped socks at the top. Where can I get the pattern?

  7. Thanks! It’s in my book “Icelandic handknits”.

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