I am a fairly new knitter, but have tackled intarsia, and don’t mind it! However, I got the brilliant idea to make a baby blanket with shamrocks on it (yellow background, green shamrocks). The intarsia was killing me on the shamrocks (too many color changes) so I ripped them out. I tried a sample of double knitting (where I stitched over the yellow knit stitches in green) and that was OK but it made the fabric twice as thick (duh) and the back did not look very good.
My backup plan is just switching to purl to make the design, but then I lose my pretty green Since this pattern is now in my head and I love it, I’m wondering if anyone has any ideas about other options? Is there a way to outline the design in another color, sort of like outlining in cross stitch? Any advice on double knitting? Or should I just save myself the headache and purl it in yellow?