Color Knitting
Knitting - Basic Techniques

Working in stockinette stitch, a variety of patterns can be worked using yarns of multiple colors. Depending on the stitch pattern, the way of changing the yarn color varies. Once you get used to handling the yarn, color work is a fun technique.


In order to work quickly, hold both yarn colors, one on the index finger of each hand. Hold the main color (the yarn to be used for the background) over the left index finger and the yarn for the contrast color over the right index finger.

Short floats Long floats
Intarsia, used for vertical stripes and other color block work
When the pattern has horizontal stripes








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