Carrying Yarn Up the Side

There is no need to cut yarn between color changes when knitting colorwork or stripes.  Carrying yarn up the side of your work allows you to bring the different colors discreetly up the edge.  Consistency is the key to a professional edge and this video will guide you to expert color changing.

Intarsia

Intarsia allows for separate areas of color within a knitted piece. Each color area has its own skein or bobbin of yarn allowing for long distances between color changes. Add lovely motifs to your knitting such as argyles, polka dots, pictures – the only limitation is your imagination! Watch this video to learn the basics of intarsia and bring your knitting to a whole new level.

Jogless Stripes

Changing colors in circular knitting creates a step, or “jog” in the work. Since rounds of knitting do not nestle on top of each other like stacks of plates, special care must be taken to minimize the interruption made when a new color is introduced. This trick is quick and easy to learn in this short video lesson. Stripe on!!!

Two Handed Two Color Knitting

Have you tried knitting with two colors (i.e. stranding, fair isle) and found it frustrating? I would have agreed with you before I tried two colors in two hands. The technique featured in this video has your right hand knitting Western style (throwing the yarn) and the left hand knitting Continental style. As a life long yarn thrower, this was groundbreaking stuff! It starts out a bit awkward, but in no time you gain confidence and speed. This slick method will have you working with colors in record speed!