Roosimine is an Estonian inlay technique that creates the appearance of embroidery with intentional floats in contrasting yarn on the right side of your knitting. It’s the perfect technique to add some embellishment to your knitting that is easier than intarsia. Knitters will learn the basics making a Roosimine swatch.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, working in the round, chart reading, easy colorwork, basic finishing techniques
Using 4mm / US 6 needles with MC (main color), cast on 42 sts. Join in the round and place marker for beginning of round.
Rnds 1–2: work 1x1 rib as follows: [k1, p1], repeat to end.
Rnds 3–4: k to end.
4mm/US6 needles for knitting a small circumference; either double-pointed needles or 60cm/24" circular needle for magic loop method. Stitch markers. 3 colors of DK-weight yarn in contrasting colors, approx. 20g of each color. Make sure yarn is easy to pull from both ends of the ball for working with two strands at a time.