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Old 08-05-2005, 08:40 PM   #1
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Fair Isle knitting Question
Hi,

I was referring to this video which explains how to carry the stitches behind your work while knitting the Fair isle way.

http://www.philosopherswool.com/Page...amingvideo.htm

The video uses circular needles and only knit stitches are explained. I am however using straight needles which means if I am working a Stockinette stitch, I have to knit a row and purl the other row. Need help figuring out how to carry the other colored thread while I am purling.

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Old 08-05-2005, 08:51 PM   #2
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When you're purling, just carry the yarn in front, one above the other so you don't end up with a bunch of twists in your yarn. Purl with the one color and bring the next one up under it and purl with that one. Make sure if you're working from a chart that you read it from left to right for the purl rows.
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Old 08-06-2005, 10:09 AM   #3
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Amy's video on fair isle (advanced techniques) is really good and she shows you on straight needles - both knit row and purl row.
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