Sometimes referred to as Swedish weaving or inlay, this technique involves applying a separate strand of yarn to your work without actually knitting it. Instead, this “weaving yarn” goes through the knit fabric and sits on either surface (either in front or in back). This means an added layer of warmth. This also entails a fresh and easy way of getting color patterning without having to learn Fair Isle knitting. The bonus is that this imparts a texture that mimics weaving. Use up scrap yarns, find a use for that “problem” yarn, deal with scratchy yarns. Get to chart up your own patterns in the process.
Technique Requirements: Knowledge of 2-handed color knitting useful but not mandatory
With smooth, light-colored sport weight yarn that is not splitty and size 6 needles, cast on 17 stitches and work in k 1, p 1 rib for 1". Leave stitches on needle or stitch holder to be picked up and worked later.
Worsted weight yarn of at least 2 different colors. Bulky weight yarn of yet another color and/or some textured/novelty yarn of any weight. Knitter’s gauged graph paper, colored pencils and eraser. Homework swatch and needles.