TIPS AND TRICKS FOR EASY KNITTING
Here is the list of these little tips and tricks that will make knitting your favorite creative hobby, as fun as relaxing!
1- HOW TO START MY BALL OF WOOL?
Our advice, start with the tip inside the ball. This avoids knots and especially it is more comfortable.
2- WHICH WOOL YARN SHOULD YOU CHOOSE WHEN YOU START?
Our knitting tip: it is better to start your first knitwear with a light colored thread, plain and smooth. Trust us, do not skip the steps by buying balls of fancy yarn for your first knitting! Everything in its time,
3- MY FIRST KNITTING, THE GOOD HABIT TO TAKE
In the explanations that accompany a knitting pattern, there are sometimes a lot of texts and numbers, something to make you dizzy, especially when you’re a beginner … So, we advise you to highlight the size that you concerns as well, no way to lose! It’s very simple and practical!
4- WHAT IS THE BACK AND THE PLACE OF KNIT JERSEY?
You just learned to knit the jersey and you got a little lost? The trick to navigate is very visual, at a glance the problem is solved.
On the place you see small V, on the back, full of wavelets! That’s it, you can continue to knit!
5 – I LACK REGULARITY … HOW TO DO?
Already, when you start, irregularity, it is normal even when you’re only step up your 1 st rank. Do not worry, keep your confidence in yourself!
To correct this and get better, the advice of the Phil’Academy is to knit the first 4 or 5 stitches of each row of your knit in a tighter fashion. You will see, the result is amazing!
6 – HEAVEN! I LOST A MESH!
Do not panic! It happens to everyone. The main thing is to quickly spot your mistake and correct it on the spot.
First take a hook and put it in the lost stitch. With the tip of the hook, take the horizontal wire just above. Pull it to pass the thread on the hook in the mesh. Repeat the operation to the top of the knitting, then replace the stitch on the left needle and zou! It’s gone for a ride, you resume your knitting quietly!
7 – I NEED TO KNIT SEVERAL THREADS AT THE SAME TIME!
Did you decide on a multicolored knit pattern, rainbow style? So, you will need to use several threads at the same time!
Our tip to knit these works easily and to prevent your son from getting entangled, prepare a special ball of yarn in which all the threads are already well arranged! Easy!
8- I’M TIRED OF MAKING STAIRS DOWN
Avoid making stairs in the form of stairs, it is quite possible. What is the technique for shortening a row without creating a market? Very simple, you just do not knit the last stitch but slide directly the first of the next row before folding the rest of the stitches.
If all this seems to be incomprehensible gibberish, you want to move too fast! Eh yes! We got you! Go read these 2 knitting lessons “I flap my knits ” and “I knit decreases “! Everything will be much clearer after seeing these 2 tutorials!
9- HOW TO MAKE A KNIT BREAK?
Ah! Is it soon time to go to other occupations than knitting or crocheting? Never mind, here’s our tip: always prefer to finish the current rank. This avoids you to find the next day a mesh all distended.
10- I MADE A LITTLE MISTAKE AND I HAVE TO UNDO SOME MESH … FLUTE, HOW TO DO?
Oh, know that things like that happen to the world’s biggest knitters. A moment of inattention chatting in knitting workshop and hop, the shell arrives.
The right thing to do to correct a small knitting error is to use a thinner needle to gently undo the already knitted stitches. It will be much easier, you will see!
11- I INTEND TO TACKLE A PROJECT MAXI BIG! HOW TO BE COMFORTABLE?
For the decoration of your cozy nest, do you want to start knitting a large blanket or plaid with an oversized mesh size?
We advise you to buy a material that will make your knitting more enjoyable. Prefer circular needles with straight needles. You will feel much less the weight of your beautiful knitting! Just know how to choose the length of the cable. It ranges from 60 cm to 1.5 m.
Conversely, circular needles are also perfect for small baby knit patterns such as a hat or socks. Basically, they are magic!
12- I HAVE TO KNIT ODD STRIPES, HOW TO AVOID CUTTING THREADS?
The best way to make a knit work of 2 different colors without ever having to cut or tuck the threads is to use double pointed needles or circular needles.
How is it going?
Simply! We slip the stitches on the side of the knitting color, we respect the number of stitches that must match the pattern and we follow the point in front of us.
Not clear enough? So, here is a concrete example for a striped jersey: 1 row of white stitches on the spot, a white row on the reverse side, 1 white row that will be knitted upside down.
13- MY SWEATER PUDDLE … HOW TO REMOVE THESE SMALL UNSIGHTLY BALLS?
In general, the nasty pilling attacks especially knits made with knitting wools made of acrylic. To remove these boring little girls, do not pull on them, cut them with a chisel.
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14- HOW TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL EDGES?
To have beautiful selvedges, always knit the first knit of the edge of your work because the edge knits tend to relax. In a sweater, they will be hidden once the seams are made.