On our Danger Crafts Group on Ravelry we are doing a KAL (Knit-A-Long) for Louie the Lovebot by Rebecca Danger
I finished my first one for Mark.
I was asked to explain how I did the heart.....This is what I wrote on my project page:
- With intarsia and knitting flat you can go backwards and forwards with your colour… in the round you can’t… (or should I say I have NO idea how to)
- Generally …. when I change colours I wrap the old colour around the yarn I’m knitting with so it sits at the back of the stitch… on the inside… so the tail end is neatened off as I knit….
- In the case of the heart… I used the same principal… but instead of carrying the orange through the entire row … I just carried it a few stitches past the heart shape & let the orange yarn “hang”. Then when I needed it again on the next row I passed it loosely along the back and wrapped it around the main colour 2 sts before the heart sts started again…
Unfortunately this was not enough so... Here's attempt number 2 with some pics....
Pic 1 - I've carried the CC (Contrast Color) Orange yarn loosely along the back
Pic 5 - I then knit normally with my MC while holding the CC firmly
Pic 7 - This is what the back looks like when you wrap your yarn.
Now we need to knit with the CC as we're continuing with the heart - we follow the same principle:
Pic 9 - And knit your stitch with CC
Pic 10 - Continue following the heart shape while wrapping the MC behind the CC
As I'm now at the point in the heart where it has a single MC stitch this is what I did....
Pic 13 - Continue with CC following your pattern
Well there you go...
I hope this has helped!!
Enjoy knitting and hope to see you online!!!