i've made a swatch for demonstration, and a very short, under three minute, video to share
(nearly didn't post this, feeling kind of awkward here, who wants to hear their own voice. oh dear).
it wasn't as easy as it seemed, to make one. it's a bit like writing
on a typewriter, mistakes show! truth is i was self conscious, even though it
was only me at home! well, i hope these tips, if you haven't used them before,
will help you in your color knitting. that's the most important thing.
if you don't want to watch or can't, what i've shared are two tips that help
make fair isle, or color knitting, much easier.
the first is to work with short strands (i said cut yarn, but really
meant short strands!). the idea is to cut a yard or two at most, of
wool. this eliminates balls of tangled wool, bobbins or twistys. the
shortened strands practically undo themselves. i tried to show in the
video, but i couldn't drop the wool or you wouldn't have been able to see it.
it really does work though.
the second tip is to spit splice the ends as you go.
much less weaving at the end of your project. again, in the video
my hands were out of the picture somewhat,
but you will want to take both your ends, after separating
them about an inch. wet them in your mouth, then overlap
about a half an inch, pinching the wool together. then between
your palms, roll the wool until you have a nice felted bond.
(thank you bella for reminding me to say this will only work with
animal fibers, anything that is 100% will do).
i liked the first video i made much better (everything is easier to see) but it
didn't want to be published. i hope this one was some help, thank you