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!

13 thoughts on “Two Handed Two Color Knitting

  1. I’m working on your Colormatic pattern. I love this pattern. When I knitted the blue and red first section all went well. I am now on the blue and green section and my tension is all off. I think I am knitting too tightly for this stranded section as my piece is getting narrower. Agh! Any suggestion other than starting this section over? I have done 24 rows.

  2. Hello Michelle, can you tell me which hand to hold the color that pops out from the main color?

  3. Hi, this method works for me when others have not, so I’m happy about that. Gradually getting more adept. I do seem to tighten up as I go, and as a tight knitter to start with, I’m not sure if there’s a trick to fixing that? Last night my hands were actually really sore. Boo! Any advice? I appreciate this website a lot. You taught me how to do a provisional cast-on! Yay you!

  4. I am just learning to knit this way. Is there a demo showing how you would purl a row this same way with two colors? They didn’t show me that.

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  6. I will try this again. Do not think the first time my comment was posted.
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  7. I’m sure I’ll be all thumbs for a while but your video has really helped me to see that it is much easier than I imagined. Now I don’t have to be avoid two color projects. Thanks so much.

  8. Thanks! I was the opposite of you – I had to learn to knit continental style to master the two hands method. Isn’t it fun to learn something new?

  9. Thank you for posting this video. I am a continental knitter and must learn to use the English style in order to master the two color two hand technique. Your video was quite informative and has encouraged me to continue on my mission to learning.

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