Invisible Stranding & Armenian Knitting
Want to use large, isolated motifs in your design but hate intarsia? Want to use long floats in your stranded design but hate the color peek-through when you trap the float? Invisible stranding and Armenian knitting offer different ways to approach stranded knitting design when you want to do something non-traditional. There are many situations when you might want to have these alternative—and very different—techniques in your stranded knitting toolkit!
Skill level: Some experience in stranded knitting and reading charts.
Material Fee: $3
Student Supplies: 2 balls of smooth worsted-weight wool yarn, one much darker than the other (it is important that these be the same yarn brand)—for example, Cascade 220 or the equivalent; appropriately sized 24-32” circular needles to make a firm fabric (size depends on your yarn and knitting style); markers.