I had long and bumpy road with my first attempt at Red Light Special. Towards the end of that attempt I watched this video on stranded knitting with two hands, and it finally clicked. I decided to make another Red Light Special using that technique, as practice towards my 2008 fair isle goals.
I think it turned out a lot better.
I used Knit Picks ambrosia for the liner, and it is delightfully soft. I knit the whole liner with the yarn in my left hand so I could get used to the feeling, and I’m glad I did. I’m still getting used to it, but I know it will only get easier with practice.
My tension was a lot better this time, as this photo shows. I don’t like the color scheme as much as I did on the first one, because I think the blue and green are close enough that the pattern gets a bit lost. This is a useful lesson for further projects.
In general, I’m pretty happy with it.