This is a less well-known form of colorwork in which the contrast yarn is woven between stitches without ever being knit itself. The contrast yarn is often thicker than the main color. It is used most frequently by machine knitters and in Estonian hand knitting.

Names for this technique are extremely varied. So far, I’ve found these names: Estonian inlay, inlay, knit-weave, knitweaving, Roosimine, Roositud, and Swedish weave (in Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury).

Since there’s not a search attribute for the method, I’ve collected all the relevant patterns I can find in the database, along with some representative projects.

There’s a good video here.

-Naomi (Gannet)