Whether your a beginner or a seasoned knitter, there’s always something new to learn to make life easier. Especially when you’re getting started, little hacks like a yarn holder will help you focus on what you’re learning rather than chasing a ball of material around. If you’re looking for guides and tricks that’ll up your craft game forever, read on.
Choosing the Correct Thread
Not only is it important to pick the right type of fabric, it is important to pick the right thread. If you have a stretchy fabric and pair it will a thread that doesn’t have any give, it’s a recipe for disaster. Your thread will snap and all your hard work, gone.
DIY Block Crochet Board
Keep your knits nice and even by using a block crochet board. Make and do Crew will show you how to get started.
DIY Yarn Bowl
This yarn bowl is cheap and easy it make, plus it’ll save you a lot of headache and time. While you’re knitting, it is the most annoying thing for your yarn bowl to go rolling and flying all over the place. This easy fix will get your back on track in no time.
Protect Your Progress
Save your progress by adding corkscrews to the ends of your needles. That way, if your hand slips or your want to put down your work to continue later, there won’t be any setbacks.
If you’ve found yourself stuck with some kinks in your needles but want to avoid the expensive process of replacing them over and over, try fixing them yourself. Just dip your needles in hot water and pull them out straight.
Keep Photos of Your Pattern
If you love to travel and take your knits with you, be sure to take some photos of the book you are getting guidance from. That way you don’t have to take a bunch of heavy stuff along with your knitting gear. Just be sure to keep it for private use as there may be copyright complications if the photos get into the wrong hands.
How to Change Yarn Colors
This guide is an excellent way to learn how to mix up your work with plenty of colors. It is perfect for making themed knits on Halloween or Christmas.
Cheap Yarn Holder
If you want a yarn holder that actually allows you to easily get more yarn without risking it falling out of the container, this is a great option.
Cleaning up Your Knit Edge Stitch
Check out this amazing tutorial from Craftsy to find out how to clean up your edge stitches. There’s more than one solution so you’re bound to find something that works for you!
Soften up Your Yarn
Make your projects smooth and soft with this guide on how to make your yarn softer.
BONUS: Crochet the Perfect Beanie
If you want to figure out how to crochet as well, be sure to check out this tutorial to make insanely cute beanies.
Knitting has to be one of the best ways to pass the time, but getting started can be a little difficult. I hope these guides and tricks helped you and if you have any ideas of your own, please share! Let us all know in the comments.