It incorporates bold graphic stripes, and hot off the fashion needle details like curved elbow sleeves and dropped shoulders. Fun techniques to add to your repertoire include crocheting on stripes, intarsia in the round, bust short rows and contiguous( a variation on the fabulous Susie Myers technique) bottom-up shaping.
Not for the faint of heart, but for a knitter who likes a challenge….
And as you can see below, it looks just as good in bold colors!
Here's a mini-tutorial on intarsia in the round:
Intarsia Knit Round: Knit with MC, When you reach the intarsia block, knit the block with CC yarn. Now you want to knit in in MC, but the yarn is on the other side. Wrap the CC yarn around the next MC st, turn, knit Intarsia Purl Round.
Intarsia purl row: Purl the intarsia block with CC yarn, continue in MC. When you meet the wrapped stitch, take the wrap and knit together with the last st on your second Intarsia knit round, taking care that the desired color of the block you're knitting is in front of the other color.
Repeat these two rows until your intarsia block is big enough.
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