Casting on for Intarsia

Hi, new guy in town…

I’ve been trying to start a project with intarsia and think I might have bitten off more then I can chew. I’ve been trying to cast on in my different colors but the seperated pieces make “notches” in the work. Am I needing to cast on with a pure color and then change colors on the first row, or do I join the cast ons somehow?

The Knitwiz

Welcome Knitwiz!

When you change colors, twist the two working yarns around each other. Don’t twist so tightly that they cause a pucker, but also not so loosely that they cause a gap. A little practice and you’ll get it just right.

Or you can cast on in your background color if you want. It depends on the look you want.

Hey that worked thanks a bundle

Knitwiz