oh dear knitting gods, i promise to weave as i go on my next fair isle (if there is a next fair isle) project if you would just make this one go easier. arrgggghhh.
If I have a 9 stitch steek for a cardigan, I simply spit join the two colours together so that the join falls within those 9 stitches - sometimes it doesn't but it never is noticeable. Only 1 or 2 ends to darn in depending on the design.
the lace weight and composition of these yarns didn't take to spit join. they kept sliding and falling apart
we won't just get a cat, nubby nu nu, will manifest a kitten from our love...and lint from our hemp socks
we put birds on things
Check out the Borgeois' techniques in Fair Isle Simplified, and the basis of their technique, the redoubtable Mary Thomas' Book Of Knitting, c. 1938, pages 85 - 89 if memory serves me, reprinted almost annually by Dover.
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