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Hey, I'm Vickie Howell from DIY’s Knitty Gritty and I'm here to talk to you about tersha. And tersha is a form of color work in knitting that involves a large blocks of color. Unlike ferial, you will not be stranding the color along the back as you work. Here's an example of a tersha looks like. As you can see here, you got two different colors going on, but they're in large blocks of color. You see the purple, the large block of pink, and then back to the purple. Now what we did was we brought in a bobbin that looks like this. You don’t have to use that looks exactly like that, you can use resealable baggy, you could use a smaller ball, you could wrap some yarn around a small cardboard piece. That doesn’t really matter, just as long as you have separate pieces of yarn for each color. Alright, let's get started. So I've already knit my main color and I'm ready to switch over to my contrasting color. So I'm going to insert my needle to knit, wrap the new color over the needle and pull the loop through. Now before I go on and knit anymore, I'm going to do a little twisty thing. Wrap it over the old color, and what that does is it just locks it. I’ll show you in a second. Knit the next stitch, and then you can see, its lock in by that main color. This will just help avoid gaps or holes. So you're going to continue knitting across with this color until you're ready to change again. Now I'm going to go back to my main color, so it would make sense for me to say, well I’ll just use my existing ball already. Just bring it on over and call it a day. Unfortunately though, that’s not going to work because, what will happen is you’ll have really long strands that will cause this sort of unflattering looking loops in the back Or it will scrunch it up. We don’t want either of those things to happen. So we're going to introduce a third bobbin. We're going to do it the same way that we introduced the last one laying it over the needle, knitting a stitch. Doing our little twisterama. Holding it down and continuing to knit. And that’s all there it is to it. Now just make sure that you check it every once in a while and make sure everything is laying flat. Then continue knitting following either a chart or whatever it is that you're trying to do. You can really be instinctual about this and have fun with it.
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