I am wanting to learn to do colorwork and try fair isle knitting. I think this Inga hatis so pretty!!! I have been watching fair isle videos here on knittinghelp and on youtube and it seems pretty simple, except for probably getting the right tension :think: Anway, it says in the instructions that
“[I]Rows 1 through 3 of chart are a knitted on braid (see directions under “abbreviations and stitches used” on next page[/I].”
The braid is described as follows:
[B]Braid (worked over rows 1, 2, and 3 of
[I]Row 1: k 1 in MC, k 1 in CC1
Row 2: bring yarns to front of work, p 1 in
MC, cross strand of CC1 over strand just
worked, p 1 in CC1, cross MC over CC ;
Repeat from * to * across row.
Row 3: Starting with MC, work as for Row
2, but cross strand just worked UNDER
strand to be worked.[/I]
I figure the “braid” has something to do with crossing the yarn, but I am much better with visuals. Is there a video somewhere showing this braid technique, or would I be better off starting with a simpler stranded knitting project?