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« on: October 13, 2007 08:13:50 PM »

I just started teaching myself intarsia and practicing the technique with scrap yarn. Whenever I change from the old color to the new color, there is a bit of a hole between it. I try to get my stitches as tight as can be, but there is still a hole. What am I doing wrong?
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2007 08:18:38 PM »

Are you twisting the wools around each other? Check out the Knittinghelp videos. If you are twisting correctly, try adjusting the tension later.

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2007 08:21:54 PM »

Are you twisting the wools around each other? Check out the Knittinghelp videos. If you are twisting correctly, try adjusting the tension later.



Yeah, I twisted the yarn. I"m using one of the SnB books for guidance and I"m doing exactly what the book says. I'll adjust my tension though. THanks!
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2007 03:40:06 PM »

If you're working in a stockinette stitch you can knit the first couple of stitches of the new color holding it together with the old color. Yeah, there will be two stitches in one sitting in the needle, but when you go back and work the next row it will push the two strands to the back and you won't be able to see it from the front. Just be sure you knit through both loops when you get to that point. I use that technique when I do stripes and it works fine for me. No gaps.  Smiley
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