Stranded knitting, or Fair Isle knitting, is a fun way to get more color into your knitting projects. But I know it can be a little intimidating to figure out how to deal with the yarn.
Because you have to work with two different colors on each row or round, yarn management is different from when you only have one strand of yarn to deal with.
You might be tempted just to knit with the first color, drop it, pick up the next color yarn, work with it until you need to change colors, drop it, pick up the other yarn and so on.
But as long as it took me to describe that, it takes even longer to do.
There are other options:
- hold both yarns at the same time in your right hand
- hold both yarns at the same time in your left hand
- hold one yarn in your right hand and one in your left hand
This video gives you a run down of all the options. I hope you’ll try them and figure out which one works best for you.
How do you hold the yarn when you do stranded knitting? I’d love to hear about it!