Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-10-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
instarsia question
Hi, all. I'm new to knitting and to this forum. I have a question about a pattern I'm currently working on.
About 10 rows into the section I'm working on, I'm supposed to begin following an intarsia chart. I watched Amy's video and I understand how to change colors and cross the strands on a work already in progress. But how do I add new colors on that first row of the chart? I tried following instructions from a book and my work turned out pretty funny looking. Thanks!
Catdoc is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 08-10-2006, 08:26 AM   #2
Mod Squad
Ingrid's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,585
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,254 Times in 1,845 Posts
Welcome. This must be intarsia day as someone else just asked this question. It's a common one, too.

Some say that it's ok to just tie the new color on. There is a site dedicated to intarsia that says that, and Kaffe Fassett, who has books on the subject just ties. I've done it, and it works ok.

You can also catch the end of the new color a few stitches before the color change so the first color stitch looks more like a regular stitch. Just kind of twist the new color in with the back of the old color.
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winter Hat with Alligator Instarsia Songbirdy Pattern Central 2 02-02-2009 10:19 AM
Mitered square question and ft clog question PCwombat How-to Questions 1 03-02-2007 07:32 PM
Baby blanket question--QUESTION ADDED brendajos General Knitting 11 01-25-2006 10:58 AM
Flip-Top Mittens question **question added** knitqueen How-to Questions 5 10-31-2005 12:13 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:24 AM.