Inspired by Ingrid, I've decided to make a baby sack instead of a blanket for someone at work (his baby girl is due in Sept.). And i decided to make a Fair Isle chart to myself and try it out... So here's the question: in the video Amy pulls yarn n.2 behind a few stitches done with yarn n.1 thus leaving strands of yarn at the back. If i hide yarn n. 2 by crossing it with yarn n. 1 before each stitch, so in the back it looks inside the loops - am i doing something wrong? Are there any drawbacks to that?
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I usually just keep the strands across the back loosely. There really isn't any need to twist them--I think you're making a lot of extra work for yourself. If you keep the yarns in the same place as you go--one on 'top' of the other--then you should never have to untangle your yarns. When I say 'on top,' I mean like this--
I don't know that there'd be any drawback in the end product, but I also don't see any advantage. If you have a long strand in back, then you should catch it to keep it from being too long, but otherwise it's not necessary to do anything special.
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