Knitting stitch catalog 6 stitches

Stranded colorwork

Stranded colowork is a knitting technique where stitches are knit alternately in various colors, with the unused colors stranded across the back of work. This method creates fabrics that are warmer and more durable than single-color knitting. Examples of stranded color knitting are Fair Isle (named after Fair Isle, a tiny island in the north of Scotland, that forms part of Shetland islands), or a Scandinavian colorwork.