I've been practicing and practicing and I think finally I have it down!!!
This is my third attempt at a knit fair isle heart square
with embroidery trim using only two yarn colors for background! And the back strands of yarn are loose enough but not too loose.
They are fairly neat! Here you can see how it looks knit according to the chart before the embroidery is added.
I was still knitting and pulling too tensely.
And of course you remember my first attempt also with three colors with the very wonky outcome!
and the very messy and too tense back strands!
"Many Hearts Baby Afghan"
design by Kristin Nicholas
for our baby to be.
My daughter in law said they like "earth tones"
NO PINK PLEASE
so I did my best to choose yarn colors that
would fill their wishes
but still make a
blanket any baby would be
bright and darker blues,