I just don't know what it is yet. I tried to set up for a lot of intarsia this weekend, and had poor poor results.
The project involved 9 intarsia stripes running vertically up a garment. I wanted to use a cotton yarn for summerfun. What a disaster that was. I thought the balls would collapse (the slickness called for rubber bands) and I knew I didn't want short ends (all that cotton!) or bobs.
I first thought I could make little isolation chambers in old sour cream containers. I heated a screwdriver, and punched holes in the tops of the containers, and each little ball of yarn had its own little garage.
Still I made spaghetti. The garages idea isn't BAD, just not great for 9 balls of yarn.
I tried to knit separate strips-and I really didn't like the results. Yarndex swears it's 100% cotton, but I would swear there's some rayon in there somewhere.
I searched the internet and Rav, but I didn't find any good innovations to stop the tangles. Lions and tigers and bears, "Oh, just cut lengths," "I use bobbins," and nothing I hadn't thought of before. Ptttbbbttt!
So after all that, I got out the sea silk. I'm moving in another direction now.