3-6 class hours

Intarsia is awesome. And it’s easier than you might think, when you know just a few of its ins and outs. “Picture knitting” can be used to add geometric shapes to a plain sweater, or put Santa’s face on a stocking. Learn how to plan for your elements, wind butterflies, and minimize tangles. Our class project will lead us through joining yarns, interlocking colors to prevent holes, and what to do when yarn needs to move diagonally. We’ll finish up with some tips on using duplicate stitch and weaving in ends. Get in with intarsia!

Know Before You Show

Cast on, knit, purl, bind off; simple incs/decs, follow written instructions and simple charts.


  • #4 (worsted) weight yarn in 4 colors, 50 yds each, knitting needles appropriate for yarn, basic knitting supplies (tapestry needle, markers, etc).


With 1 of your colors, cast on 21 sts. Work 2 rows in Stockinette stitch.

Exclusive Student Bonus: The Ins and Outs Class Cowl Pattern


Your class handout had charts for four variations of the class square. Each square was designed to challenge your intarsia skills in a different way. Make four of each (you’ll really have intarsia down by then!), download the Ins and Outs Class Cowl instructions, and assemble them into a cowl. Enjoy!


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