How to knit Fair Isle (2 color knitting) continental

In this DROPS video we show how you can knit Fair Isle (2 colour knitting) using the continental method.

In this video we are following a chart back and forth on needles, knitting with two colors. The color that not is knitted is following behind the work when knitting RS rows. Make sure it's not too tight or too loose. If more than 3 sts in a row of one of the colors, then twist the yarns for every 3 sts, by picking up the working yarn alternately above and under the yarn following on the back. When working WS rows have the yarn following in front of work, again make sure you have the right tension on the thread. Note - if a color not is used all the way at the end of the row, you can drop it, but if it will be used at the beginning of the next row, then keep carry it a long by twisting around the working yarn. Don't worry if it's a bit uneven, it will even out a lot when blocking.

You must read the pattern to be able to follow. You’ll find patterns where this technique is used by clicking on the pictures below.

Tags: chart, stripes,

The video above can be used in the following patterns

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Comments (50)

Elisabeth 21.03.2011 - 11:31:

Mycket fina videos! Lätt att förstå och det underlättar med en video isf en bild. Vad skulle jag göra utan er hemsida? =)

Sonia Frappier 18.01.2011 - 04:40:

Je suis une personne qui n'a pas beaucoup d'expérience en tricot et je trouve que la vidéo est très bien expliquée et je crois que je serai capable de confectionner la tuque. Merci pour le beau site que vous produisez. Sonia

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