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Learn to Knit: Two Handed Colourwork

11th June 2021 colourwork 0 min read
Learn to Knit: Two Handed Colourwork | Stolen Stitches Tutorial

When working stranded colourwork you will need to work with at least two colours at a time. Using both of your hands to hold the yarn allows you to ensure your yarns never get crossed. In addition to this it will help keep the dominant and background colours consistent.

The yarn you hold in your left hand (as it come from below) will be the dominant colour. This is usually the main pattern stitch. The background colour will then be in your right hand. You can opt to swap these around but once you keep it consistent it works well. (I'd suggest even swatching to check which you prefer).

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Carol trained as a structural engineer, and she brings that love of analysing structure into her knitting, creating complex patterns that are easy to understand, while her approach to process is all about testing and playing, and making mistakes along the way. That’s where the joy lies!

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