7/7 #knitchat – Colorwork in Knitting

A Fair Isle tam is a good introduction project to this skill. You can find the
pattern for this one at Knitty.comRequest Feedback

For many of us new to knitting in more than one color, the idea of switching colors in a stitch pattern other than by striping or using a self striping yarn seems a bit daunting. My 2nd and continuing Fair Isle project isn’t really Fair Isle because I’m using a self striping yarn as one of the color yarns. Therefore I don’t need to worry about changes. I  my next project I’ll probably take the leap and use more than two strands.  My earliest FI project was a bust because I hadn’t mastered tension or holding the different strands w/o tightening too much. Color work includes using the technique of intarsia which is defined as a method of knitting with a number of colors, in which a separate length or ball of yarn is used for each area of color (as opposed to different yarns being carried at the back of the work). (Wikipedia).

This week’s #knitchat is on color work. Come and share your experience with color work in knitting or bring your questions for the #knitchatters 😉 As always share picture of projects if you have them during the chat.

#knitchat questions:

Q1) Any color work projects or patterns out there that you’re oggling right now? (Fair Isle, Intarsia or others)

Q2) Have you ever used any color work techniques in knitting? What was your experience like? If not what’s keeping you from trying?

Q3) Do you have any questions about color work techniques?


DETAILS… DETAILS… If you want to know more about what #knitchat is and how it works

  • Where: Twitter (follow the #knitchat hashtag)
  • When: Thursdays on the date listed above at 6:30 PM PST/9:30 PM EST (1 hour)
  • Who: Me you and other Twitter Knitters/Crocheters & Fiber-crafters
  • How: Need a primer on Twitter Chat… check this out: What does this Twitter chat thing look like?
  • How: to post photos – 5 ways to share photos on Twitter
  • How: to shorten your links. Simply paste your link into the field in http://bit.ly/ and shorten it. Copy and paste this link into the twitter feed.

Fair Isle Resources:

How to on Fair Isle or Stranded Knitting (Vogue Knitting)

1 Comment

Filed under #knitchat, Colorwork, Knitting

One response to “7/7 #knitchat – Colorwork in Knitting

  1. That tam is beautiful. Thanks for #knitchat this week! It was a nice reminder that I really should do more colorwork.

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