Having fun with color – Intarsia style!

Intarsia is one of those techniques that seems to strike fear into the heart of many a knitter. But it’s actually not scary at all – the trick is simply to understand what it is that you’re actually doing.

Intarsia is a method by which separate areas of different colors are knit into the same flat piece of work. This can be exceedingly simple, like vertical stripes, or intricate like the Road Trip Totes. What makes it work is the way each working strand of yarn is wrapped around the next at color changes.

If you’ve been curious about Intarsia but weren’t quite sure how to get started, I put together a little video explaining some of the techniques. Take a look!

Do you have any questions, or tips you’d like to share about knitting Intarsia? Please comment!