Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Here's an excerpt from one of my patterns, Travelin'LiteMini Clutch that I thought you might enjoy if you are new to intarsia, and want to alternate color. Need additional help? Visit and click on Intarsia Anyone? and YOUR GALLERY for additional inspiration, where Debra was kind enough to send in pictures of her first projects like this. You can also visit margknittinaround on Etsy for the pattern.

KNIT - cross yarn behind needle

PURL - cross in front of needle

Cross yarn over avoids a hole in your knitting where you join two sections of color or add a new strand of yarn.

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Twist yarn under and around previous color when you knit so that there will not be a hole in your knitting…to purl you would cross over.

TIP: Take some yarn off of each ball so that you can tie on and make your color blocks more easily. You can do a butterfly wrap or wrap it around a yarn bobbin. You can find them in the sewing section or needlepoint section of your local yarn store. The flat plastic ones are the kind that I like best. Wrights Boye is found on or your local yarn store.


I know you can do it!


Marg (enjoying yet another shovel day with all the ice and snow)

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