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Old 11-03-2005, 11:17 AM   #1
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Intarsia/Fair Isle
Hello everyone..

I'm looking to further my learning of knitting.. I would like to learn some Intarsia or Fair Isle things.

I'd prefer to learn Intarsia.. Does anyone know of any good online sites, besides the videos here which I'm in the process of watching, that I can visit and learn some stuff..

I got a pillow pattern that I'd like to try, so I got a pattern.. however everything that I've read so far, has kinda confused me

I'm also going to be trying some cables, which I heard was not all that hard.

Thanks for the info in advance everyone

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Old 11-03-2005, 05:37 PM   #2
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http://vickidesigns.homestead.com/Intarsia.html

This is a site that has instructions and videos, too.
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
http://vickidesigns.homestead.com/Intarsia.html

This is a site that has instructions and videos, too.
Yeah I found this one in searching this am.. I watched Amy's videos.. they make sense.. in theory..

I just have questions about charts.. and .. yarn
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I have answers about charts and yarn--lets see if they match your questions!
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Old 11-04-2005, 09:44 AM   #5
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Okay I guess these are the questions..

1) I'm looking at a pattern that has mybe 5 - 6 different colors..
Now do you put all those on bobbins or do you leave them connected to the ball?

2) I did have some questions about doing the back row, but amy videos helped with that

3) if there is no stich defined, do you do the St Stich or a garter stich?

4) and If I remember patterns right, if you are knitting flat, you start from bottom R -> L, then L-R then R->L .. rinse and repeat

... Um that's about all for now
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When you're using multiple colors for intarsia, it's best to disconnect them from the balls--you'll get too many tangles. You can put them on bobbins, but I find that bobbins catch on each other. I usually just let long strands hang down the back. They will twist, but are easy to untangle just by pulling out one at a time.

Always do st st. When you change colors on garter, you get the dreaded purl bump where you see both colors in the stitch--not the look you're going for.

And your chart reading definition is right on.

Post it notes help you keep track.

Have fun!
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Okay Ingrid the wise, one last question..
*Laughs* Man I'm glad this place is around..

How do you know how much yarn to disconnect? I mean.. do you actually go by ounces.. or do you do the Ounce + padding.. just incase the gauge gets off?

That's aobut it.. I'm starting #2 on my list of 4 things hopefully this weekend, cables, but after that INTARSIA here I come!!
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I go about a yarn or two. If I run short, I start a new strand. You could make balls as in Amy's video and have more available, but I find that the ones I make tend to unravel, anyway.
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
I go about a yarn or two.
Excuse me for .. umm being confused.. should this be yard? Cause if it was.. that would make more sense
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Yeah, yeah, yeah, picky, picky, picky. Here's a D.
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