Have you tried my new Annetarsia technique yet? It makes knitting intarsia fast and rhythmic. Here’s a cheat-sheet of tips that will help make your intarsia knitting projects fun and successful. These are tips that I am posting on Twitter all month, but they are here – if you need to refer to them!
The time you spend in preparing Yarn supplies allows you to knit, uninterrupted.
Leave the ball of yarn at home. Knit free, with well-managed yarn supplies. Have fun with color!
Bury the ends in links now, or later. You are the boss of the ends.
Small bits of yarn go a long way, with annetarsia.
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! We need fuel to do annetarsia so fast!
Are you knitting in good light? You want to see your terrific annetarsia.
Follow charts for Motif, but if you get off track, who will know?
When your yarn supplies have a party, shake the work gently. Mess may resolve itself.
Place post-it note ABOVE the row you are knitting, so you can see the motif being knit.
Reward yourself for finishing a section of color. Annetarsia is fun.
Carry extra yarn supplies in ziptop baggies, in case you need them.
Have chenille needles and small scissors with you, so you can do annetarsia anywhere.
Bobbins keep your yarn close to the needle. Avoids tangles but slows annetarsia.
Tangles? Unwind butterfly that is stuck, and re-wind. Mess may resolve itself.