Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Better Than Chocolate, Mr. Mittens
Folks also complain about the two colors getting twisted up between the work and the skeins, but there is a simple solution. Once you introduce your contrast color, choose one yarn to be "the bottom" and one to be "the top" yarn. (Usually the contrast color is used as the "top" yarn, as it will have slightly smaller stitches and therefore be slightly less prominent.) As you drop the "bottom" yarn to knit with the "top" one, make sure you always bring the "top" yarn over your working yarn. Bring the "bottom" yarn up under the working yarn when it's time to use it again. If you do this, your colorwork will be even smoother, and your yarn will twist rarely.