2.13.2010

Ravelympics Day 2: Why I Hate Intarsia

Nothing much to see here... just a neat stack of knitted pink body parts and...


some messy tangly intarsia...

No matter what I do with intarsia it always looks this way! Ive tried bobbins, small lengths of yarn.. everything!

I think the key is to just unravel and untangle at every color change. What a pain!

10 comments:

Poethead said...

hate Intarsia too!!

Andrea said...

I haven't tried intarsia yet, and that tangled mess is probably the reason!

Courtney said...

I have never tried intarsia....good luck!!

Cathi said...

Yep, you gotta love intarsia! Next time I do it, I'm planning to try Eunny Jang's suggestion of 12-14 inch lengths of yarn at most and just untangle as you go.

Nebraska Knitter said...

I love those colors. What kind of yarn is that?

Nebraska Knitter

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

That's pretty much what keeps me away from colorwork in general.

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Intarsia. Ig.

Fair isle. Yay!

nonapearl said...

i agree. intarsa is challenging and i usually try to avoid it. Can't believe it but 3 of the 4 projects I have on needles right now is color work! sheesh - how did that happen?

Can't wait to see how your little toys come out. They look darling so far!

raederle said...

I've had the best luck doing intarsia with bobbins and clothespins. I wrap the yarn around the bobbin, knit with a color, then using a spring clothespin pin it to my work and go on to the next color. It is a pain to pin and unpin, but no more tangles.

Lainey said...

I'm currently working on _Big Girl Knit's_ Curvalicious Cardigan, worked in intarsia. My project is tangly, too.