Darling Designs 542050-Sail Boat Blanket

Posted by: RNMOM502 (IP Logged)
Date: April 01, 2009 11:14PM

My first time using a chart and I am lost. I'm not sure how to handle the two colors. Can anyone help me? Have looked at other sites but still am confused. Don't want to strand the yarn as this will be for a baby.

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Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: April 02, 2009 08:01AM

Pictures are often handled by a technique called intarsia knitting. When you do intarsia, you will need a separate strand of yarn for each of your blocks of color. For example, if you were working a two-colored vertical stripe that went A-B-A-B-A, you will need to work with 3 strands of A and two strands of B.

Depending upon how much you need of a particular color, you could use a separate ball for each block, work both ends of a ball or skein so one will give you two strands, roll off smaller balls or simply cut a long length of that color.

When you come to the place where you will be changing colors, wrap the old and new colors around each other to prevent a hole.

You can also google intarsia knitting for websites with more information.

Posted by: knittingmom (IP Logged)
Date: April 02, 2009 09:01AM

Another thought is to simply knit the item in a solid color, then duplicate embroider the decorative sts onto it. With this method, you can guarantee that the sts will be properly set so that little fingers won't pull too badly.

Happy Knitting!!! Marian