Intarsia
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Often referred to as picture knitting, intarsia will open up a whole world of colorful possibilities for your knitting.
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Start knitting the eye-catching colorwork styles you love! Learn the essentials for stripes, slip-stitch colorwork, colorwork cables, intarsia and stranded knitting.
Melissa Leapman
Melissa Leapman
Knit custom colorwork with images you adore for impressive results that are unmistakably yours. Learn intarsia to bring meaningful images to life on garments and more.
Sally Melville
Sally Melville
Learn to add texture and color to your machine knitting projects using hand-manipulation techniques and a garter bar.
Susan Guagliumi
Susan Guagliumi
Get a handle on hand-manipulated stitches.
Susan Guagliumi
Susan Guagliumi
Discover intriguing intarsia techniques as you knit stop-and-stare accessories. Learn to work intarsia with multiple colors, in the round and much more!
Anne Berk
Anne Berk
Express your love of color by creating your own custom motifs!
Anne Berk
Anne Berk
It's hardly controversial to say that colorwork knitting can be a little maddening, and intarsia is no exception. If you don't stay on top of it, all those colors on the back of your sweater can turn on you and suck the joy out of your project. And what if you lose focus on a color change and end up with a hole?!
Ashley Little
When you're itching to make your knitting patterns more interesting, there's nothing like intarsia knitting patterns. Intarsia is the easiest of color knitting, made up of large chunks of color that don't require too much finagling with the yarn. Intarsia knitting patterns let you knit patterns like houndstooth and argyle, and they also help you add pictures to your knitting. Want to add a heart or star to a solid-colored knitted fabric? Intarsia can help! Want to use black and white yarn to knit a penguin? Intarsia to the rescue!
Ashley Little
Shop Kits
  • A large garter stitch shawl with intarsia stripes for a simple-yet-striking look.
  • Counting sheep is easy with this plush pillow! Knit stockinette stitch with worsted yarn and work the sheep with charted intarsia colorwork. You'll get black and white yarn for the sheep, and all you have to do is choose your favorite background color!
  • Stitch up classic comfort with a pair of Canadian-style slippers! Worked seamlessly in garter intarsia, these one-piece woollies boast a vintage phoenix design atop a double-thick tweed sole. Finish with a folded rib cuff that’s cleverly hemmed while you work — no sewing required!
Shop Supplies
  • A long-striping wool-acrylic blend with a non-repeating pattern. And yes, it's machine washable!
  • Perfect for everyday projects, these needles are super smooth with precision joins so your yarn won't snag. Precise tips are sharp, but not too sharp.
  • Here's some cause for celebration: Now we can all get Cloudborn Superwash Merino in a single-ply fingering weight! Spun from sumptuous 100% Merino, these sensational skeins will give your shawls and smaller projects the stitch-definition they deserve. Just pick the hue for you — they can only be found on Craftsy.
  • Add stylish stripes to your next knit with Cloudborn Merino Superwash Sock Twist Tiny Stripe Yarn. This blend was made for creating soft, strong socks that stay beautiful through everyday use. And, the unique dye pattern creates a fun look anyone will love!
  • Add stylish stripes to your next knit with Cloudborn Merino Superwash Sock Twist Tiny Stripe Yarn. This blend was made for creating soft, strong socks that stay beautiful through everyday use. And, the unique dye pattern creates a fun look anyone will love!
  • Perfect for smaller projects like headbands or fingerless gloves, these double-pointed needles have a warm and earthy feel, while maintaining a smooth finish so your yarn won’t snag. Precise tips are sharp, but not too sharp.
  • Make socks that are favorites of feet everywhere! Cloudborn Superwash Sock Twist is a sock-worthy blend of Peruvian highland wool and 20% nylon, for the perfect combination of elasticity and warmth. Thanks to the gorgeous stitch definition of its high-quality wool, this fantastic fiber option is also a great choice for accessories and colorwork that will make your friends jealous.
  • Super smooth with precision joins, these aluminum needles are perfect for smaller projects like headbands or fingerless gloves. Precise tips are sharp, but not too sharp.
  • Your future lace shawls will thank you. Cloudborn Superwash Merino Sport Twist is the luxe wool yarn they've been longing for! Spun from 100% superwash merino, this fabulous fiber option is long-lasting, super-smooth and wonderfully warm. Choose from an assortment of inviting hues, and use them to create beautiful accessories that are love at first wear!
  • A great alternative to metal or aluminum needles, these bamboo needles have a warm and earthy feel, while maintaining a smooth finish so your yarn won’t snag. Precise tips are sharp, but not too sharp.
Maker Projects
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