Recently, I was using the intarsia carriage at our machine knitting group, and part of the picture involved small segments of the same colour separated by a few sts of another colour. Rather than starting a new ball, I decided to try doing it with the same ball. It worked fine. I did a bit more experimenting with the idea. Why not use the intarsia carriage to do Fair Isle?
Why is this sideways? This shows how the intarsia carriage puts all the needles in C position with the latches open.