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Old 04-05-2005, 11:18 PM   #1
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Colorwork....how would you do this?
This was my first attempt at colorwork:



I had a really hard time deciding whether it should be done as all intarsia -- so I ended up doing kind of a hybrid of intarsia and fair isle. Is that totally unheard of?

For the largest area I twisted the yarn a la intarsia, but also carried the background color behind it to avoid joining a third ball of yarn. It seemed to work okay, but I'm wondering what the pitfalls (if any) are to doing it that way.

I have a few other letters of the alphabet I've charted and I guess I'm just looking for a little feedback before I attempt them! Thanks!
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Old 04-05-2005, 11:20 PM   #2
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i think it looks FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

notice I didn't say "fabulous for your first attempt"... i think it's fabulous without a qualifier! WAY TO GO!

Make me a HVK, okay? :-D
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Awwww, thanks! Should I show you the back now?? It's horrendous! :rollseyes:
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I would like to see that back cause I was have a problem with the letters my self a couple months ago and I didn't think it was right I would like to see the back that is if you don't mind Jenifer
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Okay....but don't say I didn't warn you...it's NOT pretty...



(The bottom, that is. Once I got into a groove, it started looking not so ugly. But I still felt very green, like I was totally winging it. I watched the videos like 1000 times trying to figure out if I was doing it right!)
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Well, fair isle and intarsia usually look funky in the back. What's wrong with yours? It's not like people are going to SEE the back.
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