[COLOR=DarkOrchid][SIZE=3][FONT=Comic Sans MS]:shrug: During one or another colorwork in the round discussions, someone suggested a technique for doing small motifs and not having to carry yarn around the entire design. Will whoever this was please stand up, identify yourself, and take a bow?
The idea was to add the Contrasting Color (CC) for the first row of the pattern, drop it and continue around with the Main Color. When you got back to the motif, to slip the CC sts till you got to the dropped CC, then turn and purl back across the CC sts. Pick up the MC, create a loose float across the CC motif and continue around.
Well, it works! :happydance::happydance::happydance: I’m making a sock for Youngest Son. The motif closest to the ribbing is regular fair isle in the round using two circs instead of DPNs. The second motif is done in the above method. It’s way cool! :lol:
Pics on my blog and at Ravelry.