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Old 01-30-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Flat Fair Isle Knitting Question
I am currently in the middle of making Barbara G. Walker's Learn to Knit Afghan. I wanted to substitute a Fair Isle Square for one of the mosaic squares. The first issue that I ran into is that all of my squares are made of acrylic so it looks like I can't knit the Fair Isle Square on circular needles since it seems that acrylic yarn will not steek (I don't have sewing machine so I would have to use a hand sewn steek or a crocheted steed - neither of which I think would hold)

So, I decided to knit the Fair Isle Square flat, however I have read that the purl rows are difficult to do in Fair Isle. So then I got the idea to knit the purl rows backwards. I have practiced some reverse continental and my stitches look pretty good. My question is: am I going to be able to hold 2 strands of yarn in my left hand and knit backwards without the yarn becoming hopelessly tangled? Can this even be done? Does anyone have any advice or know of any videos?

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