Friday, March 17, 2006

on the flip side

This is the inside of a sweater I made for Jesse a few years ago. The stranding was done in the best way I knew how at the time, just picking up whichever color I needed to use and letting the rest float along behind until it was needed. Made for some tangled skeins of yarn, but I was lucky and the floats weren't too long on this pattern.

Then I learned two-handed Fair Isle technique from a free video on the Philosopher's Wool website. No long floats, no tangled skeins, much faster and neater technique, and a nicely woven knit fabric as a result.


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