Fair Isle knitting Question

Hi,

I was referring to this video which explains how to carry the stitches behind your work while knitting the Fair isle way.

http://www.philosopherswool.com/Pages/Streamingvideo.htm

The video uses circular needles and only knit stitches are explained. I am however using straight needles which means if I am working a Stockinette stitch, I have to knit a row and purl the other row. Need help figuring out how to carry the other colored thread while I am purling.

Thanks
Aparna

When you’re purling, just carry the yarn in front, one above the other so you don’t end up with a bunch of twists in your yarn. Purl with the one color and bring the next one up under it and purl with that one. Make sure if you’re working from a chart that you read it from left to right for the purl rows.

Amy’s video on fair isle (advanced techniques) is really good and she shows you on straight needles - both knit row and purl row.