Intarsia Knit

by LoriAnn

hopes-christmas-presentI was so distraught to pick up Tigger’s Christmas present (which I began while pregnant) and have not a clue as to proceed! I’d forgotten which cast-on I’d settled on, how to wind the multiple colors required, and everything else required for intarsia (a style of multi-color) knitting!

Thankfully, everything I’d learned was easily available online. I searched like mad (earning points all the while of course!) Here’s a list of my favorite resources:

  1. Cast on with the cable cast-on method in this video
  2. Wind “butterflies” (hand-wound bobbins, no tools needed) with directions at the bottom of this KnitPicks page
  3. Join a new color as shown at the bottom of this Knit Simple article
  4. Twist to change yarn colors as in this PurlBee tutorial
  5. Enjoy your knit project!


Filed under baby, Craft, Family, Hobbies

3 responses to “Intarsia Knit

  1. Are you knitting baby blocks? Too cute!

  2. Kathleen

    Ha ha! I was just looking at your page on, and wondering if you were knitting anything! then I come here, and you are! : ) Your block looks like fun. Have you ever seen any pattern for knitted fruit? I saw some in a book, and thought that little kids would like them a lot. Unfortunately I didn’t buy the book, but I could probably find it again.

  3. Yup! I’m hoping for 5 knit blocks by Christmas. And I’m knitting a throw blanket for Baba :-).

    I’ve seen knitted fruit but not patterns for it… sounds scary… three dimensional!! (Blocks don’t count cuz’ they’re just squares sewn together after the fact :-P)

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