TipsJanuary 31, 2017
If you’re looking to know how to get a smooth and even fabric, and you’re ready to level-up your knitting knowledge to become a better knitter, you have landed yourself at the right place. Now, let’s get cracking on becoming a pro knitter![...] Read more
If you’re looking to know how to get a smooth and even fabric, and you’re ready to level-up your knitting knowledge to become a better knitter, you have landed yourself at the right place.
Now, let’s get cracking on becoming a pro knitter!
1) First things first, always start with good quality yarn
Yarn is the heart and soul of your knitting. Good quality yarn will result in producing better products, which you are excited to wear and proud to gift. So, buy the best you can afford. It is absolutely worth it!
2) Check your work regularly
Checking your work regularly is the best way to identify mistakes as soon as they happen. Do this often and you’ll start noticing mistakes sooner rather than later. This can save you a lot of time!
3) Finish your row
This is a quick tip. Always try to finish the row you’re working on before you put your knitting down. The tension may differ next time you keep up your knitting and that could be visible in the garment.
4) Read the pattern thoroughly
Always read the pattern thoroughly and try to understand the instructions and imagine yourself knitting each step. Try to understand how the garment is being constructed. This will help you in knitting smoothly.
5) Join new yarn at the beginning of a row
If possible, avoid joining new yarn in the middle of a row to avoid a noticeable hole and/or looser stitches at the join site.
In a culture in which we often expect immediate success, it is important to remember that expertise is developed over time. We must have patience with ourselves as we try, fail, learn, and grow. Have patience and you shall succeed for sure!Read less