Intarsia 'in the round' is a seamless way to achieve a block of colour in hats, toys, sweaters, mittens etc. It is not technically knitting in the round as the work is turned and purled each row, but, it looks like knitting in the round and is completely seamless.
The method of intarsia in the round that I use looks completely seamless, many other methods are essentially flat intarsia with the seam at the back closed as you work, this method gives a much neater finish.
This nine page photo tutorial includes:
How to start a single block of intarsia on a knit or purl row.
How to work intarsia in the round on both purl and knit rows.
Instructions on how to add multiple blocks of color.
Instructions on working with multiple blocks of color.
A summary sheet.
A simple pattern for a phone cozy with one block of color, this includes adding a plain round to the block and is both written and charted.
This tutorial is written and photographed from the point of view of a right handed knitter.
The finished cozy is 4.75 inches long by 3 inches wide when knit with worsted weight yarn (or DK weight yarn held doubled) on US 7 (4.5mm) needles.
Addicted to Pinterest, never far from Ravelry and guaranteed to have a knitting project at the bottom of every handbag (and dozens hiding behind the sofa), I’m an engineer during the day and a ...
Addicted to Pinterest, never far from Ravelry and guaranteed to have a knitting project at the bottom of every handbag (and dozens hiding behind the sofa), I’m an engineer during the day and a knitting designer after the kids go to bed.
I use my engineering training to design clever knitting patterns that allow you to choose from a variety of techniques to make gorgeous toys as individual as you are. These fun-to-knit patterns grow from the toes up and can be assembled as you knit; guaranteed to amaze young children and make your knitting group smile.
(Occasionally I also design a non-toy pattern, like the cowl in the picture).