For a non knitter, here is my first try at Intarsia knitting. This technique was demonstrated on Knit and Crochet Today a while back and I thought it was very interesting. The local yarn shop offered a class, so I had to take it. I am not sure that I will want to make anything else using this technique. The many strings dangling just about drove me crazy.
I think the Fair Isle technique will be more to my liking. I have not tried it, yet. But, it is supposed to be less messy while knitting.