Tip of the Week: Splitting Threads

Cottage Chick Knits

This week’s post is anything but philosophical, but before I get into it, I would like to give credit where credit is due. The clever Meredith, of These Hands of Mine, first introduced me to the technique I’m about to show you.

Of course, we all hate it when we accidentally split our yarn while knitting, and this should be avoided as much as possible. There is one specific situation, however, in which splitting yarn is actually useful and desirable, and that involves weaving in ends.

I must admit, I was a bit smug in the end-weaving department (I usually use a duplicate stitch to weave), until I realized that none of my creations to date had been made for children or heavy laundering. Clearly, something sturdy is needed to withstand the rigors of life with certain recipients, but what might that something be? Enter the split thread.

The split…

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