Whenever I go somewhere I have so many pictures and things to tell that I create loads of posts in my mind but nothing gets typed. Last weekend we were in Valencia and I still need to rescue some pictures from Koen’s phone to be able to show you my bikini in action.

For now I will tell you that I’ve been knitting in the train on the way there and back and also during some brief moments at the hotel. This cardigan has a bit of intarsia, just a tiny little bit, so it’s ideal to get initiated into this colorwork technique without being overwhelmed by it.

Testing a pattern means that you have to be very careful when you read the instructions, following them very carefully (no cheating allowed!) and being able to spot any mistake. If something doesn’t match you have to re-read again, count your stitches and find out if you made a mistake yourself. If that’s not the case, then the designer should be contacted so that she can verify it and then correct it. It’s a process that requires continuous feedback and requires a good communication in both ways.

Have I told you how much I’m enjoying this knitting?


    1. Thank you, Kay. I think I’ve seen this idea somewhere but about how to organize embroidery floss and I thought I could extrapolate it.

      I hope you’re feeling better.

  1. Oh yeah, that’s a great idea. I have never one intarsia so I’ll keep this idea in the back of my mind for when I do. I like the contrast of your colors too.

    1. Thank you, Michelle. This worked very well, because when you’re not using a bobbin you can just wind it completely and secure it, so you don’t get your wool completely tangled.

  2. Clothes pegs; brilliant!!! I’ve never thought of this… thank you for the great idea. And also for the lovely comment on my blog 🙂

    1. I’ve seen this to organize embroidery floss, but it really works well for intarsia, because the yarn is secured when you’re not working with it.

      I love your blog. You really have a gift for making clothes.

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