Yarn Hacks: Wind yarn with your beaters!
If you don’t have a swift and ball winder, never fear, Yarn Hacks are here!
Necessity is the mother of invention, and sometimes it’s necessary to think outside the knitting bag. The kitchen is our destination for this trick, a hand mixer, to be exact.
This ubiquitous kitchen tool is also a knitting tool! You can use it to wind skeins of yarn into tidy little balls of yarn. Here’s how:
Pretty cool, right? And the added hack of making a yarn box out of an old shoe box is great, too. I love these ideas for yarn management!
Here are some more yarn hacks for you:
Dental Floss Lifeline: Can’t find a good yarn to use as a lifeline? Dental floss will work just as well, and it holds up great, row after tow. If you’re new to lifelines (crucial in lace knitting!), you’ll learn how to use one, too.
Block Knitting with a Salad Spinner: That’s right, we’re back in the kitchen again. Learn how to block small knitting projects with your favorite salad “accessory!”
Make Cording with Your Hand Mixer: We can’t get enough of the knitting-kitchen tool crossover! This time, we’ll show you how to make twisted cord FAST by using your hand mixer.
We Love Sharing Yarn Hacks and Knitting Techniques
We have some great resources and free eBooks full of knitting techniques, tips, and tricks, and more. Here you go!
Knitting Techniques for More Successful Knitting: You’ll find cast-ons, short-row how-tos, felting basics, blocking advice, i-cord edging instructions, and much more!
13 Cast-Ons and Bind-Offs: This incredible resource will help you learn all sorts of techniques for casting-on knitting, plus top ways for casting-off knitting, and it’s a free download!
Knitting Stitches You Need to Know: There’s a saying that all knitting is made up of just two stitches: the knit stitch and the purl stitch. That’s true … sort of. These basic knitting stitches can be combined to make all kinds of different patterns, from simple stockinette stitch to intricate cables and let’s not forget those beautiful lace knitting stitches.
Knit Fix: This must-have eBook will arm you with knitting techniques to fix mistakes you make along the way and even after the knitting is complete!