When I approached my knitting store about knitting a mitten pattern with multiple colors in the round, they made it seem like it was do-able. So I started today, and things were going fine. I was going to knit with three colors, knitting two rows with each color. As I said, things were going fine… until I got back around to the first color and somehow I had a hole. It was almost as if I had knit circularly clockwise, then worked backwards counter clockwise creating quite literally a hole. However, although it appeared funny at the time, I didn’t realize I had such a hole until I got to the second color. Somehow I managed to pick that up in such a way that I did not have a hole when picking up the second color.
Look at the notes on knitting in the round it says:
[INDENT]“You can’t do standard intarsia knitting (a method of knitting with multiple colors) in the round, it requires adaptation to work it in the round. The easiest solution is to just work an object flat and seam it if it’s an intarsia project.”[/INDENT]
The fact is that I am truly horrible at sewing up the sides, and in addition the pattern I have is for knitting in the round. While I am an advanced beginner, I don’t feel comfortable trying to adapt this pattern to be flat, and more importantly I really like the pattern! So may I ask what adaptations I need to make to change the colors and make it so that a hole doesn’t occur? I’m presuming it has something to do with how I drop the threads for each row, but really I’m not sure.