hey people i need some help!!
i learn to knit alone looking some books and this fantastic knitting videos but nkow i start a work and i try to made intarsia but i have some problems, i think i know haw to do it but i dont want to make mistakes.
please somebody can explain me how to do it??
You can do intarsia in the round… It’s just not traditional round knitting.
I am knitting a blanket in a series of strips, and I didn’t want the ugly side to show so I am doing them in the round. I knit the first few rows in the round the regular way, knit knit knit. When I add the colour for intarsia tho I have to knit as for flat…
So I already have a tube, I add the 2nd colour, and knit 4 stitches with that. then I slip those stitches BACK onto the left needle, turn the work and purl my way back. Twist for intarsia, purl the 4 stitches, slip them BACK, and then knit back, twist for intarsia, and knit the 4, slip them back and repeat. The trick is to already have a tube established. I am sure you COULD do it without the tube already being there but it would be alot trickier.
I just kinda made it up and later realized I was doing intarsia… I much prefer it to stranding because I can NOT keep my tension even with that…
I’ve done the slip/purl technique when there are 2 colors carried through the motif–the background and the contrasting. When I did my grandson’s Christmas stocking, I worked in a tube until the picture and then worked back and forth and seamed that section later.
My sock pattern book has argyle worked in the round with bobbins and 5 different colors and it also says not to carry colors around. You wind 2 bobbins of each color used. Needless to say I haven’t gotten around to making those yet.