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Intarsia Untangled 1
Running Time: 2 hours 27 minutes

Introduction to Intarsia
Wrapping your head around intarsia!
What is intarsia knitting?
Comparison with a stranded fabric
Why bother with all these bits of yarn?
Chart Preparations
Looking at types of charts
Preparing your chart
Simplifying your chart
Making a shade card
To count stitches or not?
Easy or tricky?

Yarn and Tool Preparation
Yarn palette preparation
Butterflies or bobbins?
Measured lengths
Useful tools
Choosing needles
Gauge considerations

The First Few Rows...
Reading your chart (RS rows)
Weaving in tails on the horizontal (right hand and RS facing)
Weaving in tails on the horizontal (left hand and RS facing)
Weaving in tails on the horizontal (right hand and WS facing)
Weaving the tails up and down or over and over?
Weaving in tails on the horizontal (left hand and WS facing)
Reading the chart from the purl side
Linking yarns: Old over New (WS)
Linking yarns: Old over New (RS)

Onwards. . .
How do the yarns link arms?
The missing link
Living with and resolving tangles
Diagonal slopes (WS)
Diagonal slopes (RS)
Joining a new piece of yarn
Darning hints - when is hole not a hole?
Shallow diagonal slopes (RS)
Shallow diagonal slopes (WS)
Horizontal colour change (RS)
Horizontal colour change (WS)
Balance theory

Reading WS Rows
Inverting the chart
Working from the right needle to the left
Emergency yarn join
Using marker yarns for reference

Transformation Tips
Naturally occurring holes
Ends near edges
Vertical yarn joins
Neatening a short-tail vertical yarn join
Un-simplifying!

Rescue Techniques
Unpicking row by row
Unpicking a single section
Laddering back
Duplicate stitch
Surgical replacement