If you’re looking for basic intarsia instructions, this 101-level tutorial should help you out.
For example, if you were knitting this intarsia swatch, you might want to estimate how much yarn you’ll need to work just the cream-colored square.
Intarsia 101: How to Estimate Yarn Tails
In this video, you’ll learn how to estimate the amount of yarn you’ll need to work a section of intarsia colorwork in knitting. An easy trick is demonstrated, along with tips to help you avoid common tail estimation pitfalls.
Intarsia 101: How to Manage Yarn Tails 3 Ways
Once you’ve estimated your intarsia yarn tail length, you’ve got a few options for how to manage it. Whether you prefer fast and loose (literally), bobbins, or a yarn butterfly, this video will show you a few things. One, how to work each method. Two, why you might want to use each method. And three, the pros and cons of each.
As always, if there’s anything confusing for you in either of these videos, go ahead and give us a shout in the comments. I’m happy to help!