Video-Colorwork, Stranded Basics  Video-Colorwork, Intarsia Basics
Colorwork is one of the most fun ways to embellish your knits. There are many, many ways to incorporate color changes, and it seems that almost every culture has their own distinctive techniques for multi-hued knits. Two of the popular colorwork techniques used in the United States are stranded knitting which is sometimes called Fair Isle and intarsia, which can be called picture knitting. Each technique requires managing charts and different strands of yarn in specific ways. Please watch our two tutorial videos where Norah shares her tips for working colorwork successfully. If you’d like to try your hand at colorwork, look no further than this week's two free patterns, knit in Berroco Peruvia® and Peruvia® Quick.

In Booklet #292 DK Baby, we used stranded knitting to blend two colors of Berroco Pure® Pima in a coordinated outfit, the Baird tunic and Hartz pants.

Baird & Hartz
Berroco Pure Pima
Yarn & Shop Finder

Free PatternsVik is a flattering, 1970s inspired long line cardigan with a stranded colorwork yoke. Three quarter length sleeves and a tall fold-back collar add flirty but cozy flair. Squirrely is an homage to a cute but diminutive animal. Worked using intarsia, this pullover has, in addition to its oversized squirrel motif, mistake stitch detailing and a classic fit.

knit in Peruvia® Quick
skill level: Intermediate
FREE pattern instructions
Peruvia Quick
Yarn & Shop Finder


knit in Peruvia®
skill level: Intermediate
FREE pattern instructions
Yarn & Shop Finder

Happy knitting,

Cirilia Rose

copyright 2010 Berroco, Inc. |