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How to strand and weave Fair Isle motifs using both hands-1

Your dominant knitting hand should do most of the work, so use it to knit the colour that has the most stitches or will be used for weaving in the most floats. Be consistent about which yarns are in which hand and do not be tempted to change hands. Hold the designated yarns in the preferred hands and knit from the chart using the hand that is holding the specified colour.
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Step 1

Using the working (pink) yarn held in the left hand to weave in the float (white) yarn held in the right hand.Insert the tip of the RH needle into the next stitch, with the right hand wrap the float (white) yarn around the tip of the needle as if to knit. Using the left hand wrap the working (pink) yarn around the tip of the RH as if to knit.

How to strand and weave Fair Isle motifs using both hands-1

Step 2

Unwrap the float (white) yarn from around the RH needle and knit the stitch with the working (pink) yarn in the left hand.

How to strand and weave Fair Isle motifs using both hands-1
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How to strand and weave Fair Isle motifs using both hands-1
Your dominant knitting hand should do most of the work, so use it to knit the colour that has the most stitches or will be used for weaving in the most floats. Be consistent about which yarns are in which hand and do not be tempted to change hands. Hold the designated yarns in the preferred hands and knit from the chart using the hand that is holding the specified colour.

Step 1

Using the working (pink) yarn held in the left hand to weave in the float (white) yarn held in the right hand.Insert the tip of the RH needle into the next stitch, with the right hand wrap the float (white) yarn around the tip of the needle as if to knit. Using the left hand wrap the working (pink) yarn around the tip of the RH as if to knit.

How to strand and weave Fair Isle motifs using both hands-1

Step 2

Unwrap the float (white) yarn from around the RH needle and knit the stitch with the working (pink) yarn in the left hand.

How to strand and weave Fair Isle motifs using both hands-1