Today I have a tutorial for you! As you get going on summer knitting, you may find that you need to use the Magic Knot technique to join a new ball of yarn.
…GASP!!!!! KNOTS IN KNITTING?!?!?! ARE YOU CRAZY?????
Yes, I am. HA! If you have been into the store, you might have heard my take on knots in knitting. Some people absolutely frown upon them, and that is ok, too.
In my opinion, though, it is better for someone to find a knot than it is for the project to fall apart!
Now, am I saying you should always use them? Nope! But this technique is really great for summer yarns, like cotton, linen, rayon, and other things that might be slippery. Yarns where it might be difficult to conceal the ends. It works best in textured stitch patterns, and isn’t as effective on smooth sections of stockinette. It may take some experimentation to see when you can use this technique, but I think you will find it helpful on your summer projects!
So, what do you think? Let me know in the comments!
Have you used this technique and found that it works well in certain applications? Please share!
Maybe you have a project you are working on or that’s coming up where you think you can try it? Let us know what kind of yarn and project you are trying it on!
I hope you have enjoyed this How-To, and I look forward to sharing more with you in the future!
Happy Summer Knitting!
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