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Never run out of yarn when casting on…Helpful tips for knitters

June 19, 2019

Useful knitting tips and tricks for every knitter. Read more

Ever gone wrong with your estimate for yarn when casting on for a new project? Generally people either fall short of yarn during casting on a lot of stitches, or end up with a very long tail after they have cast on. Falling short of yarn leads to heartbreak when we have to rip apart the entire cast on and cast on again, and having a very long yarn tail leads to wastage of yarn. We promise you this would never happen again, if you follow this easy trick when you cast on for your next project…..

The next time you have to cast on, take two balls of the yarn for cast on, or take out both ends of a yarn ball, and make a slip knot with both strands.

Now with both strands of yarn, cast on the number of stitches you want.

IMPORTANT – When counting stitches, do not count the slip knot.

After casting on the required stitches, cut yarn from one of the balls. Knit the first row, being careful not to knit the slip knot. When you reach the slip knot, remove it from the needle and open the knot.

 

Did you find this tip helpful? Do let us know in the comments below.

Happy knitting!!

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10 Tips for storing your yarn!

April 11, 2019

Don’t we all love to buy yarn? Whether you need it or not immediately, it is very hard to not buy a yarn you’re liking in a yarn store, too tempting to ignore ordering yarn, when there is sale in your favourite online store… We all knitters face this dilemma, and most of us give … Continue reading "10 Tips for storing your yarn!" Read more

Don’t we all love to buy yarn? Whether you need it or not immediately, it is very hard to not buy a yarn you’re liking in a yarn store, too tempting to ignore ordering yarn, when there is sale in your favourite online store…

We all knitters face this dilemma, and most of us give in to temptation too, but that’s the easiest part…buying yarn! What is difficult is to store and organise your yarns in a way that your house doesn’t start looking like a yarn store.

We have a few tips to offer for organising and storage of yarns, hope you’ll find them useful..

Tip # 1: Store your yarns in clear poly bags, neatly labelled, preferably in similar colours. Whites, light pinks, yellows can go together

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