Thursday, March 27, 2014

whatever else is happening, knitting always satisfies



Our plucky heroine just finished another knitted colorwork pouch, this one sized for glasses/sunglasses... projects like this are ideal for trying out colorwork patterns and color combinations, and it has also been a useful way to practice the technique of two-handed Fair Isle knitting, which catches in all the floats and leaves a smooth interior...

compare and contrast the wrong sides... the colorful pouch on the left, done in two-handed Fair Isle, has no floats at all; the green pouch on the right, done in my "normal" knitting style, has yarn floats... not to say that either one is better but the more techniques in my personal toolbox, the easier it is to choose the most useful one for a particular project. I know that were I knitting sweater sleeves (or mittens), yarn floats are annoying in how they catch fingers. On the other hand, floats do provide additional insulation, so for a tea cozy (or a hat) they would be a plus...

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