Knitting Colorwork with Two Hands

I know a lot of you all are taking the plunge and trying colorwork for the first time, or you’re trying to improve your skills. Here’s how I work stranded colorwork with my dominant yarn - the colour that makes the pattern - held in my left hand, and my background yarn held in my right hand. I basically pick Continental style with my left hand and throw with my right hand.

There are lots of other ways to knit colourwork, but this is my favourite. The stitch motif shown here is from my Dissent sweater. I’m thinking of designing Dissent for fingering weight yarn - are you interested in that?

When I finished knitting this swatch, I just cut it open. I don’t bother reinforcing my swatches unless I’m testing a reinforcement method.

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