Since I've been knitting my Rent Collecting Shawl over and over, I've been looking at different videos and trying to figure out the best way to teach people how to knit garter stitch intarsia correctly.
Here's the video I watched that first piqued my curiosity.
What? Why is she saying in-tar-ze-uh? (Which by the way, is close, but slightly incorrect).
I have always pronounced it this way - similar to Eunny Jang. After all, she's Eunny Jang. She knows everything about knitting.
That may be true... except apparently Eunny doesn't know how to pronounce intarsia properly.
She pronounces it in-tar-zhuh.
*BUZZER SOUND* (Wrong answer - sorry Eunny!)
I never, ever imagined that the biggest lesson of all would be learning how to pronounce the word intarsia.
Intarsia does not rhyme with anything.
It does not rhyme with Marsha.
The closest thing it rhymes with is dyslexia.
So I looked it up from several references. It turns out I have never, ever heard anyone pronounce intarsia correctly. Have you?
Merriam Webster Dictionary tells us that it's pronounced
You can click on that little speaker and listen over and over again until you've got it, too.
Let's get everyone to pronounce this knitting term correctly. Spread the word. The word is intarsia.