You’ve seen those pieces that are knitted and look like they’ve been painted! Intarsia is often the technique they use to create those pieces.
When working intarsia, you need to make sure you aren’t creating holes when you switch colors.
How to Work Intarsia
It’s easy to avoid holes by simply twisting yarns, like this.
You’ll end up with the other color looping into the next area.
Bobbins or Not?
People either love them or hate them! The only way you’ll know which camp you’re in is to give them a try.
And for the record – I’m in the don’t-use-bobbins category.
You could just pull a length of yarn and leave that at the back of your work. Or, if the yarn is longer you could make a butterfly.
Similar to bobbins, you’ll have a lot of ends to weave in. Unless you use the Magic Knot.
This is just a sampling of what’s in our Colorwork PDF!
About the Instructor: Jody Richards
Jody is the founder and lead editor of Knotions. She loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches. And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).
She’s a serial starter-of-projects and has a serious problem with finishing things without a deadline.
And don’t get her talking about hand-dyed yarns. You’ve been warned.