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Old 09-30-2008, 02:14 PM   #1
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Two Handed Fair Isle Dish Cloth as a Beginning Project?
I work well with both my hands. When I saw the two handed Fair Isle video at Philosopher's Wool I immediately wanted to try it. And I simply must find Amy's video of how to "knit back" (I think that's what it was called).

First, will the floats on the back get snagged and pull when used as a dish cloth? Will the use of stitches 1, 2, 3 and 4 keep floats from getting large enough to snag?

Can you use straight needles to do the two handed fair isle? Can you then knit backwards (left handed or looking glass knitting) from left to right so you don't turning your work or purl? I'm wondering if knitting backwards would then give you the twisted loops like combined knitting.

Well, I'll give it a go and see what kind of a rats nest I make. I do like a challenge.

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Old 09-30-2008, 02:53 PM   #2
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Go for it!! Some people thrive doing things over their heads. :-) Sure you can use straight needle to do two handed fair isle. I didn't go to look at the video (my computer is too slow for easy video watching) so I don't know what kind of technique they were sharing, but I have done two handed fair isle.

Can you do it knitting backwards? I never have, but I suppose you could. Keep track that you have the floats always on the back. Knitting backwards will give you "normal" untwisted knitting if you do it a "normal" untwisted way. I suppose you could do it twisted as well, but I never have.

Whether the result will be an ideal dish cloth? I don't know. I suppose any knitted cloth can snag under certain conditions but you could still do it. You could also use it as a face cloth and not have so many opportunities to snag. :-)

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Old 09-30-2008, 03:58 PM   #3
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If you're concerned about the back, you can always make a backer piece that'll cover the floats. Altho it makes the piece heavier (more like a hotpad).

ETA: image of piece I did with backer here:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=82566

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