Updated: Feb 19, 2019
Have you ever wondered how people make snowflake, heart, or animal patterns in their knitting? Mystery solved. Grab a cup of coffee, and check this out!
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Project Time: 30 minutes
All you need are two different colors of yarn and knitting needles. If you know how to knit and purl, you are on your way to personalizing just about anything you can knit!
Before you begin, sketch out a design on graph paper. I like to draw X's where the project takes on a new color.
Designs look best on the stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row).
Begin your project. Once you get to the point that yarn colors need to change, tie the new yarn color onto the main yarn, making sure that the knot falls onto the purl side (so no one will see it).
The only thing that changes when using a new color is the yarn that you pull through to create a new stitch. Let's say you're doing the knit stitch. Go into the top loop of the left needle, but instead of pulling through your primary yarn color, pull through the new color instead. After you've done your stitch or stitches that are in the new color, go back to pulling though the primary yarn color. That's it!
Looking for an actual project using this technique? Check out this beautiful snowflake coffee mug cozy. Thanks for reading!