This morning while waiting for the rest of the house to wake up, I was looking at various ways to do two color knitting. Like most things, every region seems to have it’s own method . . except so far, I have not seen a “Texas two color knitting method”! 🙂 Maybe I’ll have to invent such a thing.
This video on Peruvian Two Color Knitting is pretty interesting. Even though it’s done from the back side, using purling, it looks easy enough and her results are stunning. Usually I will do about anything I can to avoid purling but I’m going to try this method and see what I think. If you’re interested in two color/stranded knitting and feel like you could use some improvement, you may want to try this method. I can see it working good for hats and mittens but not sure about sweaters – only because I’d rather knit than purl. I did order these knitting pins/hooks because they look interesting and like maybe it would be less wrist movement involved.
Of course, Suzanne Bryan has great videos on the two color knitting subject. This one is very interesting as it shows several methods for using two yarns. This one shows how to catch the floats, which seems to be where I’m struggling.
It seems like my knitting is always hurried – trying to finish a project for a knit along, or meet the Camp Loopy deadline, or get something finished in time to get points for this or that challenge. One of my goals is to take some time to learn new techniques and improve what I’m already doing. I want to do beautiful fair isle knitting. I want to learn to double knit. I want to steek at least one sweater. I want to learn brioche knitting.
Every year at this time, I probably say the same thing but one of the things I want to do in 2019 is slow down, not feel some “challenged” or competitive and do what I want to do on my own timeline. That probably means definitely not doing Camp Loopy, definitely not doing the ESK Yarnathon, and definitely cutting back on the knit alongs I start (but rarely finish).
I know many folks are opposed to resolutions. Call them what you like, do you have any plans for things you would like to do or not do in 2019? Any thoughts as to things you would like to change (in your own life) next year?