Ok thanks everyone for the replies! I am pretty sure that I
have not been pulling the floats to tightly...I knit tightly and
so everytime I change colors I say to myself "ok, keep it
loose" haha... Unfortunatley it is not wool that I am using or
I would not be so concerned about the floats. I had heard
they will sort of felt into the back over time. I am making a
bag for someone else (their request even though I stressed
I was a novice) and they wanted acrylic yarn and I think
that is part of the problem...it just doesn't behave the
way wool does and I have gotten very used to using
The only reason I agreed to take on this project
is because it is lined so no one is going to see the back
anyway, so it seemed like an ideal project for a first attempt
at stranded colorwork as screw ups in floats will be hidden.
I would just like to figure out how to get the floats going
nicely so that when I do attempt a non-lined project it
will look nice. It's just practice practice practice I know!!!
The good news is, I have finally learned to knit english
style as I wanted to try the two handed method for the
two colors! I can now knit with both styles....