Monday, August 8, 2011

how to add a novelty yarn while knitting

How to Add a Novelty Yarn While Knittingthumbnail 
crCustomize your knitted eations by incorporating novelty yarns

Knitting can be adapted for almost any yarn preference. Whether you want to knit a pattern using only one color or add additional ones, you can combine yarn fibers and colors to create your own knitting designs. If you want to use novelty yarns in your knitting, such as fun fur yarns or ribbon yarns, simply incorporate them into your knitting projects the way you would for changing any other color of yarn.



Things You'll Need

  • Knitting needles
  • Yarn
  • Novelty yarn
  • Scissors
  • Large-eye blunt needle

    • 1
      Begin knitting your project using standard yarn. Cast on the required number of stitches and complete the stitch pattern up until the point where you want to add in the novelty yarn. Perhaps you want to make a stripe in a scarf or a sweater or add a novelty yarn border on a hat. Either way, follow the pattern instructions to knit the item with your standard yarn, and then stop when you get to the stitches or rows where you want to use your novelty yarns.
    • 2
      Hold your working yarn in place, either in the back for knitted stitches or in the front for purled stitches. Bring up your new strand of novelty yarn and hold it together with your working yarn. Knit three stitches holding both strands together.
    • 3
      Drop the working yarn and continue to work with your new novelty yarn. When you turn your work and go down the other side, be sure to knit through both loops on the three stitches where you held the two strands together from the previous row.
    • 4
      When you finish your project, cut the working yarn approximately 2 inches down, and weave in the ends using a large-eye blunt needle. If you want to go back to your original yarn again after a few rows with novelty yarn, follow these same instructions but in reverse (so you will drop the novelty yarn after the three stitches and work with your original yarn

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