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Catch Floats In Fair Isle [A How To Knitting Tutorial]

Learn How You Can Catch Floats In Fair Isle Or Stranded Knitting

When knitting a Fair Isle or multi-color project you will create floats at the back of your knitting project. In this tutorial you will learn how to the catch floats while knitting.

If your floats get too long they can easily catch things, such as your fingers when you pull a sweater over your head or put on some mittens.

To avoid this, you would want to twist the yarn every 5 stitches or so.

There are different ways you can do this. We have included two different methods in this tutorial.

The first tutorial is for the more experienced knitter who can carry one yarn in each hand.

In the second tutorial, you will learn how to twist the float when you only use one hand.

Would you like to try out this technique? Here is a great sock pattern: Starry Night Knitted Socks [FREE Knitting Pattern]

You can find more of our useful knitting tips here: Knitting Tips & Tricks

Watch this great video tutorial by Suzanne Bryan and see how you can catch the float using two hands!

Watch this great video tutorial by Nuria and see who you can catch the float using just one hand!

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