What does it mean to break yarn in knitting?
It means that you can cut the working yarn now since you won’t be using it from that position anymore. I sometimes break my yarns with my hands when I have no scissors handy.
How do you hide knitting mistakes?
First, stick a needle through the stitches immediately under the mistake so they don’t get loose. Do the same thing to the row on top. Next, thread some extra yarn–enough to go through three or four stitches on either side of the repair–into a yarn needle.
Why is there a hole in my knitting?
A common way of accidentally adding stitches to a knitting project is by wrapping the yarn over the needle when you aren’t forming a stitch. This is known as a yarn over and is used deliberately in lace patterns and other patterns to make decorative holes and increase the number of stitches in a piece of knitting.
How do you twist two strands of yarn together?
Hold the 2 thinnest yarns together with one set of fingers and then hold the other 2 separately. Keep the yarns even and pull a length of both from the ball. Take the spindle in your right hand and the yarns in your left hand and begin by spinning the drop spindle from the shaft in the proper direction.
How do I start a new skein of yarn?
Insert your thumb and another finger of both hands into each end of the skein. Try to squeeze the skein so your fingers touch, giving you the ability to find the center of the skein. You can then pull the center out with one hand; you’ll also be pulling out extra yarn with it, but one end of the skein should be there.