I can’t believe I have not done a Technical Tuesday on colour work! I have been working on my secret project. I’ll drop you a hint and tell you that it includes colour work. I swear! That is all you’re getting though!
I have done colour work on a number of things and first and foremost in our minds are the fiddlehead mittens! I’ve knit two pairs recently, Sara’s Wedding Mittens and Shauna’s Mittens. This kind of colour work is very addicting to me. It feels almost therapeutic to go through a chart and see the colour pattern reveal itself. I am always checking what I have knit so far to see if I can see the design!
At first it is a little bit difficult, but once you get the hang of knitting with two colours it is nothing at all! I know I say this about everything, but if you keep on a technique long enough, it won’t be as painful.
I still remember writing a post about my loathing of double pointed needles and now I don’t think I could live without them. I harbour a deep and passionate love for DPN’s and pretty much every technique I used to hate. All the techniques I found really difficult but wanted to perfect are now all my favourites!
Regardless of how difficult a technique might seem I am telling you to keep on it because it will totally be worth it in the end!