This is it.
Now we learn intarsia.
HOLD ON! Don’t gimme that shake-your-head-no-thanks business. Here’s a pattern from everybody’s favorite brainiac designer, the tall and clever Bristol Ivy.
Why is her Brambling Shawl such a perfect way to learn intarsia?
It’s a beauty. Here’s the schematic, which shows the irregular geometry that is possible when you’re not locked into a pattern where colors must end at the end of a row.
Liberation! Freedom from rigidity! Artful curvy bits!
Only a few colors at work. We will ease into this idea of changing colors in the middle of a row. Seven minutes with the cool-headed Jen Arnall-Culliford is all it takes to set us on our way with this fascinating shawl. The tutorial up top shows the simple maneuver required to change from one color yarn to another in the middle of the row.