Hi friends - please let me preface this by saying that I'm a complete newbie at knitting...so please have some patience.
Also, what I'm attempting to do is well beyond my skill level (but isn't that how you learn?)
So, essentially, what I'm trying to do is create a tri-color piece that is color-appropriate. Think: blue sky, green vines, yellow flower buds on the vine.
What I'm having trouble with is how to introduce these colors. Carrying the yarn with the work a la fair isle seems like it would be hideous with the loops, since many colors (like the vines) would be used only on intermittent stitches throughout the rows. On the other hand, intarsia for all the flower buds seems like it would be super tedious.
I've considered the thought of doing fair isle and cutting the yarn off the piece afterward, but I'd be left with a ton of lose ends that I wouldn't know what to do with.