You do not cut the strands after each set of stripes. You let it stay in behind and when you are ready. You grab up on the next loop and change the colour. It explains that in the pattern. This allows you not to have a gazillion loose ends.
I am excited to be part of The Crochet Crowd team. I have been crocheting for 40+ years. I am also a big geek and an internet addict. I met Mikey and Diva Dan while onboard a crochet cruise in March 2015, and the rest is history. I hope to help inspire fellow crocheters.