Monday, March 02, 2009

Intarsia Knitting


I've been working on learning to do Intarsia knitting. The pattern is Intarsia Polka-Dot Baby Blanket from the Lion Brand Web site. It's a free pattern. If you haven't signed up there yet, I recommend it. They have lots of amazing free knit and crochet patterns. I've had to do some research on what Intarsia is and how to go about doing it. Two sites that have be immeasurably helpful are http://www.sweaterscapes.com/intars.htm and http://www.purlbee.com/intarsia-knitting-tutorial/ because they have good pictures. I am not yet happy with the back of the work. It doesn't look as neat as I'd like. The front of the work is coming out reasonably nicely though, and with work I think I can make it perfect. I have found that the bobbins have made things significantly easier as far as changing colors back and forth. I've used standard spring style wooden clothes pins because you can grab the yarn and hold it in place while the bobbin is not in use. I have also found that sitting in a larger chair makes it easier because I can place the bobbins in the chair to either side of me. The ones waiting are on the left. The one in use is on the right. I think this piece is about 1/3 of the way through the first of 5 panels. I will keep updating on progress.
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2 comments:

geminine said...

its a great artistic work u taken up and keep going

laetificant cor said...

Thank you! I'm really enjoying doing it too.