Well, here is my quasi successful attempt at instarsia. I used my "play" yarn and cast on 10 stitches of cream, 7 of blue, then 10 of cream again. Each had their own yarn and ball.
As you can see with the cast on b/t the cream and blue, the join is loose. Also, the cream just hangs in the loop with no purpose. Something doesn't seem right here. Do I just weave that in?? And the same with the blue. It just seems like something might just unravel. The second section of cream didn't get this hanging yarn that seemed to not make sense. So that one got weaved in.
I successfully increased and decreased the with of the blue yarn, and once I got past the first row the colors joined nicely. The bind off was ok until I got to that last blue one, where I think I should have knit with the cream to bind off. Hmmm.... does any of this make sense?
I also found that the "twist" of the yarn with intarsia needed to be tight, or I'd get gaps. So my bind off is clearly too tight because I was pulling too tight.
Feedback would be great. I feel like I MUST conquer this intarsia and then peace will come to Earth!