nitting in intarsia theoretically requires no additional skills beyond being generally comfortable with
the basic knit and purl stitches. Materials required include multiple colors of yarn, standard needles, and bobbins.
Bobbins serve to contain the inactive yarn and help
keep it from getting tangled.
Unlike the narrow, wooden ones used to make bobbin lace, modern intarsia bobbins resemble translucent
plastic yo-yos that can snap tight to prevent the yarn from unwinding.
The colors I used are only to show the motifs properly,
use your own imagination and knitting yarns for better combinations.
To make things easy, you could use a magnetic board and strip, the ones they sell for embroidery knit.
This way you can follow the chart easily.
Intarsia knitting is knitting without floats, if you use bobbins or pieces of cardboard.
Because there are
no strands running across the back, it is usually more stretchy.
fter winding a few yards of each color onto its own bobbin
(and possibly several bobbins' worth of some colors),
the knitter simply begins knitting their pattern.
When they arrive at a point where the color changes, the knitter brings the new color up underneath the old one
(to prevent holes) and starts knitting with it.
If flat knitting, at the end of the row, the piece is turned round just as with regular knitting,
and the knitter returns back the way they came.
Yarn itself has become exciting, if that is possible. The colors are richer and deeper, and the knitters refer to
''fibers'' like silk, soy and bamboo-type yarns. New is something called self-patterning yarn, a miracle product
invented by an engineer. Instead of having to follow a complicated pattern to get an argyle sock, for example,
you just ''cast on'' from a ball of it, keep knitting and out comes that perfect checkerboard.
Another attraction: Knitting is portable. Most of all, knitting is social. Knitters gather at yarn stores to compare
projects and chat. ''What are you knitting on?'' is a universal introduction, and from there the conversation
moves on to children, jobs and the state of the world.
And one more thing about it: Knitters happily acknowledge that it's not that hard.
Once you have learned the basic knit and purl stitches, you can begin to start with more complicated patterns.
So it turns out that the Flying Fingers yarn mobile is not for knitting house calls, but for driving to Manhattan
and other distant points to transport
customers to classes at the shop.
sweater done uniformly in the same pattern overall is relatively simple and understated,
which may be the desired effect.
However, it is more usual to decorate the sleeve cuffs and either the neckline or
the lower hemline with an accent pattern. The accent band can be rather
wide (often ~1/3 of the total length) and
its boundary can be straight or wavy/serrated.
Different types of knitting
The two main types of straight-needle knitting are weft knitting and warp
Weft knitting requires only one string of yarn at time, but can be
more susceptible to snags and runs.
Warp knitting, on the other hand, is usually
done by machine, so when most people think of knitting,
they are usually
thinking of weft knitting.
Another important type of knitting that is commonly
done by hand is circular knitting.
This method uses a circular needle, and
creates a tube of yarn when completed which is great for
socks and other tubular
Definition of Jacquard:
A decorative woven or knitted pattern manufactured by using the Jacquard attachment on the loom.
This attachment has a punch card like a piano, so it offers better design versatility and fabric control.
The word "jacquard" comes from the French inventor, Joseph Marie Jacquard, who invented the aforementioned
in 1801. Some types of jacquard fabrics have specific names, like damask and
Used in a variety of apparel, like our Holdup Suspenders and home goods form drapes to upholstery.