Stupid Intarsia

Over the years, I’ve done a fair amount of knitting. Stranded. Cabled. Socks. Lace. But I’ve never really done any intarsia, and certainly I haven’t worked intarsia in the round.

But hey! I’ll try anything! I can do it! I pulled up Julia’s (Moth Heaven) intarsia in the round tutorial and went at it.

froggy robot
stupid intarsia [flickr]

Yeah, not so good. I have it figured out sort of — the intarsia in the round methods are fine — but I didn’t leave enough slack in the stranded bit across the back and my locking at the edges of the rectangles leaves a lot to be desired. I’ll be making a go at this again, but not for a few days. Ah well!

2 Comments so far

  1. STACEY on March 13th, 2009

    I will do fair isle until the cows come home, but intarsia – YUCKO!!! I can never get it looking good…

  2. Jill on March 13th, 2009

    I can only handle intarsia in really sticky yarns. Anything slippery always ends up looking super messy.