How do I stop stranded knitting from puckering?
Your floats between the needles must be kept loose, otherwise you’ll get a pucker between each needle. And that’s my main advice for lovely and even stranded knitting. Don’t knit it with a vice grip, and make sure your stitches are nice and spaced apart, especially between color changes.
How do you keep tension in Fair Isle knitting?
You can avoid the problem of slack in the strands of carried yarn by weaving them into your knitting. And you should really be doing this if your yarn is going to be stranded over more than 3-5 stitches. All you need to do is catch the stranded yarn on the wrong side with the yarn you’re using.
How do you knit Fair Isle without puckering?
Just straighten the stitches on the needle so they’re the correct width for how the pattern should look and you’ll avoid any tightness or puckering and your garment will be neat and, importantly, flexible.
Is Fair Isle knitting difficult?
Fair Isle Knitting: It’s Easier than You Think
It isn’t much more complicated than knitting or purling in one color, but it can produce some really stellar fabrics. Basically, you’ll work a few stitches in one color, then the next few in a second color—both balls of yarn always staying attached to the work.
Should I go up a needle size when knitting Colorwork?
— often, it is not uncommon for knitters to knit stranded colorwork with a tighter than usual tension, due to the mechanics of alternating between multiple working yarns. Going up a needles size can help compensate for this tighter tension.
How do you join yarn for Colorwork?
To join a new yarn, just leave a yarn tail and then get started with the new yarn from the beginning of the next round. You’ll weave in the ends later.
How Long Should Floats be in knitting?
A float carried across five stitches in fingering weight is a much shorter float than one carried across five stitches in bulky yarn. If you must use a general rule, going by length in inches or cm is a better way to go (e.g. making sure no floats are longer than 1” or something similar).