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Old 11-19-2004, 10:44 AM   #17
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Amigarabita-- did they say which kind of CO to use? Backward loop maybe? And, I assume, Basic Knit BO....
Is there a picture somewhere I can see the results?

Kiri--I'll definitely be adding the Fair Isle technique info soon. Well, as soon as the weather cooperates! (I only shoot in sunlight, because I don't have fancy studio lighting...and it's been cloudy for two weeks! )

If you're eager to get started: the basic principle of two-handed Fair Isle knitting is to use the Continental Knitting style (by holding one color yarn in the left hand), and also the English knitting style (to hold the other color yarn in the right hand). You knit with both yarns, exactly in the ways shown in the Continental and English knitting videos, just alternating the two methods. Hold the most-used color in the hand you're most comfortable knitting with.

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