View Full Version : I'm knitting an afgan and need help with 2 colors
05-09-2009, 07:44 PM
The pattern I'm using calls for a two stitch stripe down the middle. I've tried every way I know how without carrying a thread (as it will be visible on both sides). There must be a way to weave or somehow incorporate both colors with only one showing. This does not seem to be making sense. Help!
Jan in CA
05-09-2009, 08:14 PM
Please link to the pattern whenever possible. It helps us help you.
If I'm understanding you correctly what you need to do is use the intarsia method of knitting. Intarsia is used for large blocks of knitting and is done flat. Fair Isle, or stranded, knitting is used for multiple colors across the work and is best done in the round.
There is a video at the video/advanced options tab at the top of the page. More information can be found here (http://community.knitpicks.com/notes/Color_-_Intarsia).
The back will not be exactly the same as the front because you'll have the crossed stitches on it where you cross the colors to avoid holes. It's neater than Fair Isle though.
05-09-2009, 08:24 PM
Thanks, I'll give it a try. I've already watched the video and am hoping I can do it.
05-10-2009, 04:15 PM
Thanks, I'll give it a try. I've already watched the video and am hoping I can do it. From one nurse to another - I know you can do it - think of all the other skills you have mastered over the years - when we were students we never thought we would even be able to give an injection!!!!:knitting: