I am knitting in the round a mohawk beanie for my friend, who's going
through chemo, with her favorite football team's logo (GBPackers) on both
I am fairly good at intarsia on a flat (back and forth) piece. But as this is a beanie for her soon to be bald head, I must put it together in the round.
The first few times I trying the Fair Isle (stranded) knit technique, I couldn't figure out how to strand the prime yarn (gold) and throw in the others (green/white) in turn. Two or three rounds later, too tight or many holes between color switches. Aggghhh!
I am better at this than what has been made thus far. I want it to look great for my SickieGirl. How best do I throw/twist the yarn to avoid the holes? How much flop is there in the strands for an average beanie? Should I just work the piece as a "flat" intarsia piece and hide the seam some how? HELP!