Sunday, November 12, 2006

Knitting Tips of Today

  1. Dropped stitches in Knitting with furry yarns can be virtually impossible to pick up. If it shows you'll have to unpick and start again.
  2. If you need to pick up more then one stitch, hold the others with safetypins while you pickup the first ones.
  3. Store your fluffy yarns in the freezer for an hour before you start to knit, and this should stop the ball from shedding.
  4. To find out if a yarn is itchy and whether it will fuzz with wear, thread a couple of strands of the yarn you want to test through a pendant and wear it round your neck for a couple of days. Then you candecide if you want to use it.
  5. Always buy one more ball than the pattern specifies, in case you knit lossely or decide to knit something bigger.

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