How do you stop puckering in Colorwork?

How do you stop puckering in Colorwork?

Focus on one section of the fabric at a time and knead it. Then move on to the section beside it. Once you have gone over all the puckered fabric in this manner, repeat from the start – until the floats have stretched sufficiently. Finally, spread out your sweater and leave it to air-dry.

What is yarn dominance?

Yarn dominance occurs because one yarn’s strand travels slightly farther than the other, making it slightly tighter, causing it to recede, and be less dominant. The yarn traveling the shortest distance is the dominant yarn.

Why is my knitting puckering?

Puckering is what happens when the floats are too tight. And it’s a tell-tale sign of a novice colorwork knitter, who does not yet have sufficient control over their technique to avoid this pitfall. Worst of all, are those sweaters where the yoke is worked in colorwork and the rest in a single color.

How do you find your dominant color in knitting?

Whether you hold both working yarns in your left hand for Continental knitting (this is my method of choice), or both in your right hand for English knitting, the dominant color is held to the left of the background color.

What is color dominance?

This effect is referred to as color dominance and is a result of how the yarns are stranded in relationship to one another on the WS of the fabric as you work. To accompany the colorwork charts in our patterns, we provide a key showing which colors should be held as the Dominant Color and the Background Color.

How do you use color dominance in sewing?

If you hold one color in each hand, the easiest way to manage color dominance is to hold the Dominant Color in your left hand and strand it below the Background Color on the WS of the fabric. And vice versa — hold the Background Color in your right hand and strand it above the Dominant Color on the WS of the fabric.

What is the difference between dominant color and background color?

When working stranded fabric with two or more colors, one color (the Dominant Color) will always be more prominent on the right side (RS) while the other (the Background Color) recedes to the background.

How should I Hold my yarns when working stranded colorwork?

Regardless of how you hold your yarns when working stranded colorwork, the float of the Dominant Color should always be stranded below the Background Color. If you hold one color in each hand, the easiest way to manage color dominance is to hold the Dominant Color in your left hand and strand it below the Background Color on the WS of the fabric.

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