I thought it would be fun to share our knitting tips that we’ve come up with that make knitting easier. These are tips that weren’t learned from a knitting how-to book, but instead developed because of trial and error or just good old brilliance. (Cause you know, knitters are geniuses!! I mean, who else can make a sweater from a piece of string??)
Show your brainy side and list your clever tips!! Oh… they don’t have to be YOUR solutions, they can be tips you’ve heard from other knitters too.
Here’s a few of mine…
If you’re knitting in the round and the pattern instructs you to place stitch markers at the beginning and the center (other side), use a RED marker for the start of the round, and a GREEN one for the center. When knitting along, you’ll never forget which is which. Green means GO on knitting the round, Red means STOP (end of round).
Need to divide a skein evenly for two matching items (IE socks)? Wind a second ball from the first, keeping them connected. Weigh them both by themselves, adjusting by winding more yarn to one or the other until they’re even in weight. Then cut the yarn to separate them.
Knit sleeves at the same time on one needle, with two balls of yarn. They’ll always be dead on even in length.