This is a simple technique, used on intarsia projects and anywhere you want to switch yarns.
2 yarns in different colorways. I used SweetGeorgia Superwash DK in Dreamboat (MC – the blue-gray) and Candy Floss (CC – the pink)
Removable stitch marker (RSM). (optional but highly recommended)
CO 9 sts in the first color (CC), twist the two yarns and then CO 9 sts in the second color (MC). Place a removable stitch marker (RSM) at the corner with the CC.
The RSM allows you to use multiple colors WITHOUT them getting all tangled on each other.
Row 1: Knit 9 in MC. Twist yarns. Knit 9 in CC.
Turn the work so the RSM is always near the knitter (it will be counter-clockwise).
Row 2 Purl 9 in CC. Twist yarns. Purl 9 in MC.
Turn to work so the RSM is always near the knitter (it will be clockwise).
Turning them this way prevents the two yarns from twisting around each other. Note that the yarn WILL be twisted after doing the turn in Row 1. But, the turn in Row 2 will untwist it.
Repeat the above 2 rows.
Once you’re Done
Be happy that your yarns are NOT twisted around each other! You can use this little trick on just about anything – even a single-yarn project. We share this trick and many others in SockStar Vol. 1.
About the Instructor: Jody Richards
Jody 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.