Archive for February, 2008
Tags: catching floats, fair isle, help, knitting, stranded knitting, tip, tutorial, two color knitting, wool, yarn
If you’ll remember, back when I finished my Bird in Hand Mittens, I promised a couple of posts that would helpful for others working on the pattern. The first of this was the quick, easy, seamless Estonian braid. The other thing I wanted to share was how I catch my floats.
When I was sharing my mitts with my knitting group we started to talk about how we catch our floats. I showed everyone who I caught my floats and got some intrigued looks. I think that the way that I catch the main color (held in my right hand) is a little different than the way some people do it. You can see after the part about how I wrap the contrasting color (held in my left hand), which is probably the way most people do it.
Um. So I hope this is helpful – and just so you know, all the videos I’ve made/will make are also up on the helpful videos tab.