Posts tagged knitting tips
Are knitting needles allowed on airplanes?

Simply put... yes... maybe! 

Ok, ok, you can stop rolling your eyes now. But seriously, the answer can be a confusing one to decipher so I'm going to share my experiences and a list of resources to help you prepare for your upcoming travel plans so that you aren't at risk of losing your needles... much less your precious WIP (work in progress) as you go through security. 

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How to Soften Wool Yarn

Not all wool yarn is created equal. The softness of the fiber has so many variables, from the breed of sheep to how the fiber is processed and treated. In addition, wool fiber has scales just like human hair, it can be fine or corse with long or short lengths. I'll show you how to soften even the scratchiest yarns.

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Knitting Tip: How to Prevent a Twisted Cast On

Have you ever cast on using circular knitting needles only to find several rounds in, that you've twisted the cast on? Now you have a knitted loop with a twist in it and the only way to fix it is to frog it and start over.

Knitting in the round is very easy, of course that's after you get past the join. You know, that making sure you don't twist that cast-on.  How often do cast-ons twist when you are about to start knitting in the round?  Enough times that even pattern writers tell you to look out for it.  So here's an easy hack to make sure there are no twists in your cast on.

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How to Join Knitting in the Round

I know why you are here. You most likely just started knitting in the round on circular or double pointed needles and the pattern you are using states "join yarn" and begin knitting in the round. The reason you will be joining the knitting is so that you can knit in one continuous, seamless loop.

Joining your knitting is REALLY easy. I'm going to show you how it's done.

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