I wanted to take a break from Infinite Christmas Stocking doldrums (I have four projects to finish before mid-September and it’s going s-l-o-w-l-y), so I charted a geeky Nintendo game-themed throw pillow for my brother and his family. I haven’t done color work with so many colors before–there will be up to four colors per row, and the motifs are fine, often just one stitch wide.
In the past, I’ve knitted cabled throw pillows at a fairly tight gauge to avoid lots of gaps and sagging in the finished project. Since this is going to have a lot of color work, is a tight gauge going to be a problem?
Will duplicate stitch be a better solution than stranded knitting with a tighter gauge? Do you prefer duplicate or stranded when working with a lot of colors in a single row? (Ends won’t be a terrible bother, since it’s a pillow cover–I can just knot them together.)
Any other recommendations for this type of project?