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missmuppy
« on: July 30, 2008 02:26:47 AM »

Today my friend taught me how to "picture knit" or intarsia or whatever it's called. I need some more practice for sure, but I am pretty freakin proud of my first attempt...

I used the generic beanie pattern from KodyMayKnits. Very easy to follow, as I am still only 6 months into knitting.

The design made it less stretchy and thus, way too small for my big head. But I am addicted to the look and have lots of stash waiting to be made into lots more cutie pie hats. And luckily one of my knitting buddies has a small head, so at least I can see this hat in action!

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allthingspink
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008 02:40:12 AM »

Isn't intarsia fun???  I just love it...

You did a great job!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008 02:42:02 AM »

Isn't intarsia fun???  I just love it...

You did a great job!!!

Super duper fun! And thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2008 05:39:44 AM »

I'm pretty freakin' proud of you too!!! After only 6 months of knitting and you can do that?!? Great Job!!! I love the colors too, btw.
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2008 06:10:56 AM »

aww that is too cute! i'm scared of intarsia though  Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2008 08:42:04 AM »

I think you're actually doing what' called stranded or fair isle (the older, but actually specialized term) knitting.  If you bring the 2nd color behind the first to create strands, it's stranding. Smiley

If you used bobbins and twisted them around each other, that's intarsia. Smiley  It's more difficult in the round.

You can see the difference in technique here (knitting with 2 colors).

(It helps to have the terms straight so people aren't confused)
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2008 12:27:04 PM »

I think you're actually doing what' called stranded or fair isle (the older, but actually specialized term) knitting.  If you bring the 2nd color behind the first to create strands, it's stranding. Smiley

If you used bobbins and twisted them around each other, that's intarsia. Smiley  It's more difficult in the round.

You can see the difference in technique here (knitting with 2 colors).

(It helps to have the terms straight so people aren't confused)

You are right! I was just twisting the yarn together and bringing it around the whole time. Those videos are actually very helpful, thank yoU! I can see now, why mine isn't stretchy. I think I'm going to try again, maybe using both different methods to see which one turns out better. My original idea for the hat, was to just put one heart in the front, but then we decided to make the pattern go all the way around. Which method do you think would turn out better for either of those ideas? Is the fair isle always a bit less stretchy?
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michelleandherguitar
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2008 07:18:38 PM »

awww that is so cute! congrats on learning intarsia. i've been wanting to get into it but i keep putting it off.  Grin
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