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Intarsia crochet boat baby blanket
I recently undertook a reversible intarsia baby blanket.  Intarsia is a method of knitting or crocheting with a several of colors of yarn.  A separate bobbin or ball of yarn is used for each area of color. Intarsia creates a pattern on both sides of the the item. It does, however, have a definite front and back side but difference is minimal.

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Intarsia patterns are written as charts. I found it helpful to enlarge the chart over two sheet of tabloid paper.

Bobbins

The homemade bobbins made with cardboard worked better than the store bought kinds. Thanks to my husband for spending hours upon hours of weaving in the ends.

I am not sure when I’ll take on another intarsia project. This blanket was a huge undertaking. When it was done, though, I could not have been happier with the outcome.

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About knitTina

I love all things knit and crochet.
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