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Old 08-02-2009, 04:19 PM   #1
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Beginner here. I bought a simple pattern book with dishcloths. I thought it might be a good way to learn the patterns. I did one with great success. Now I picked one with a basketweave. It's so pretty but it works with two colors. It says not to cut it. Hmmmmm! One video I watched tells to do just that. Another says to knit with both yarns at the same time. Any suggestions????

The pattern also says to turn..Not sure what to do with that. Do I turn the whole piece around? That's what I'm thinking.

Any help appreciated.

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Old 08-02-2009, 05:25 PM   #2
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Check out the intarsia video on this site. Very helpful for 2 color knitting.

When the instructions say "turn work", you are right - you do just that. You'll be knitting stitches that you've already knitted without finishing the row, most likely. Does that sound right?
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:50 AM   #3
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I don't think you have given enough information for us to be sure what it is asking you to do. Could you show a picture and/or quote some of the pattern (not the whole pattern) so we can see what is happening? I'm wondering if it could be entrelac? With that I believe you turn and pick up stitches along a side or some such think (I haven't done entrelac). Entrelac can use two colors and looks like a basketweave. You could do a search for instructions for entrelac and see if that is what it is.
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