Monday, 17 February 2014

Focus- the double knot !

I am a knitter and been knitting over thirty years . I think my learning curve has been at its most in last few years thanking to the Internet social media. Couple of days ago my good friend Elseline who have been coming to the Southampton stitch and bitch demonstrated an excellent piece of knowledge that she herself learnt from listening to the knitting pod cast 'knitting pipeline'. This has really made my day and I'd like to share that with you.

I was always taught not to knit with knots because mainly they are weak and in time might unravel. I think all of us  encountered annoying awkward knot in the middle of complicated row and then had the dilemma of how to deal with it. I usually choose to tink back to the beginning of the row and start it with a new knotless thread of yarn. But imagine this scenario - you are almost completed 350 sts of complicated lace row and there comes the dreaded knot- would it be wonderful to know that you can just continue?? and hey, no threads to weave after !

well just have a good look at this you tube tutorial by Jane Richmond. If you do it right you'll end up with two knots (hence the name double knot) which you glide towards each other until they join. Then pull together.. the yarn will break before the knot.. This is so exciting for me ..

I've just completed my Ysolda's follow your arrow shawl and had chosen to use the double knot method-
here is a sneak preview-

Good knitting !

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