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Man-made tricks: How to split a thick yarn into several yarns

August 13th, 2017

Hey Knitters,

I found an article that I think most knitters would want to know about. It is called “Man-made tricks, How to split a thick yarn into several yarns.” The name of the website is Наш дом or Our House.

The article was in another language; so I had to translate it into English. The steps to making more strands of yarn out of one is not complicated at all, it is rather simple. Just follow the instructions listed and you will have multiple threads of yarn. For the original website go to:


Amateurs of knitting small Amigurumi toys often need to divide the thick yarn into several threads.

I want to share with you my method.

It is not always possible to have an assistant next to you, which will help rewind the second ball, and constantly pin the ball with a pin and spin the thread for the patient!

So, if you have a hose of thick yarn of the right color, but not satisfied with your thickness, you can always rewind it by dividing the existing thread into two or three (of course, provided that our yarn is multi-threaded and not fluffy).

I needed a yarn for the No. 1 hook of beige color. In the presence of a suitable color, only Jeans from YarnArt (55% cotton, 45% acrylic, 50gr./ 160 m.) Was found, but its thickness was twice as thick as I needed for knitting my Baba Yaga:

In order to unwind the glomerulus, we will need:

1. The yarn itself, which needs to be divided, I have it – Jeans (note that it is twisted from four thin threads).

2. Sleeve from food film or foil.

3. Stationery.

4. Polyethylene bag.

How to split a thick yarn into several yarns

Sequence of work:

1. Place a ball of yarn in a bag.

2. Leave the thread sticking out of it.

3. Tie the top of the bag with an elastic band. Pay attention, you should tighten the bag with a rubber band tightly enough that the thread is stretched out of it with a little effort, i.e. if you take the yarn by the tip, it will hang and will not arbitrarily stretch.

How to split a thick yarn into several yarns

4. Divide the end of the yarn protruding from the bag into the desired number of threads – 2-3 (I have 2) and wind it on the sleeve at a sufficient distance from each other.

How to split a thick yarn into several yarns

5. Proceed to uncoil the skein by hanging a bag of yarn in the air so that it freely rotates (because the threads in the yarn are twisted together, the rotation of the bag will occur spontaneously). It is best to do this while standing or sitting on a high chair. Thread the thumbs from the inside; twist the sleeve away from yourself, pulling the divided thread into separate hoses.

How to split a thick yarn into several yarns

In the course of this procedure, the thread in the bag may get confused, there’s nothing wrong with that, you just need to do a small hole in the top of the bag, take out the tangle, untangle the thread and put the ball back into the bag. The hole in the bag does not interfere with the unwinding process.

The process of dividing yarn, of course, is not quick, but this method helps to cope with it alone and do not permanently pin the pin with a pin to untwist the thread, as it usually does.

After the ball is unwound, you just need to wind the coiled threads from the bushing. So at us from one skein of a thick yarn it will turn out two hanks thin.

I hope my experience will come in handy!

The workshop “Bald cat” shared it.

Funky Bulky Asymmetrical Sweater

August 12th, 2017

Hey Knitters,

The funky bulky Asymmetrical Sweater is knitted with straight knitting needles. This pattern is presented to you by Craftsy.com and sold by CamexiaDesigns  for $5.95.  The pattern stitch is easy and fun to knit and comes in sizes of XS, S, M, L, and XL, so this pattern can accommodate every size. It is a combination of a sweater/ poncho with an airy open lace stitch.

This sweater is knitted with bulky yarn and a size 15 large knitting needles.  Some of the stitches in the sweater appear be garter stitches while the other stitch pattern appears to be a drop stitches technique. For more information go to the website and instantly download a digital pattern of the gorgeous funky bulky asymmetrical sweater. The Craftsy website is located at:


Stitch of the Week: Seersucker Pattern Stitch

August 10th, 2017

Hey Knitters,

The stitch of the week is the seersucker pattern stitch. This pattern stitch is knitted to give the look of diamonds knitted in diagonals going from the left in one direction and to the right in the other direction.

The knitted pattern has a combination of only knit and purl stitches in certain rows. The seersucker stitch can be knitted on straight or on circular knitting needles.

These stitches and rows are randomly set in the pattern to give the multiple diamonds shape thru out the pattern or in the garment you choose to knit. Try the seersucker stitch items you might want to knit, such as,scarves, hats, gloves or even blankets.

How to Sew in Zippers

July 17th, 2017

Hey Knitters,

Want to know how to sew in a zipper into an article of knitted clothing. Here is a website tutorial that is presented by Frog Knitting  https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Ffrogknitting.blogspot.se%2F2013%2F08%2Fatt-sy-i-dragkedjor-installing-zippers.html%3Fm%3D1&edit-text=

This tutorial gives you step-b-step instructions on how to install or place a zipper into a manufactured or a garment knitted by you. The article is very easy to follow and will make sewing in zippers less difficult or problematical. The website also provides photos of each step giving a visual process of the installation is zipper done.

KnitProPlus Pattern Design Service:Chart Graphing

July 16th, 2017

Hey Knitters,

Here is a program for knitters who want to knit graph pictures. It is called the KnitProPlus and the website is http://www.theknittingsite.com/knitpro/. This KnitProPlus pattern design service can be downloaded to your computer. The program will create a pdf file of the image downloaded.

This program allows you to use an image of any subject, for instance, a picture of a favorite person or thing.   From there download image into the program; transfer the illustration into a knitted graph. This site has a grid of tiny, small, regular, big or extra large settings. Other features of the KnitProPlus are the stitch sizes gauge, which creates knitting, crossstitch and crochet pattern graph. Also this program can input a custom stitch size for a tension square, gauge for stitches per 4” (10cm) and a gauge for rows per 4” (10cm). So, download the KnitProPlus and start knitting graph of your picture, logos or clip art.

Bel Aire Top a Knitting Project

July 16th, 2017


Hey Knitters,

I spotted this gorgeous knitted top on the Lion Brand website located at this link http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/bel-aire-top-l70102.html. The materials for this pattern cost $24.94 and is  located on the Lion Brand website linked above. This pattern is called the  Bel Aire Top and uses the yarns from the 24/7Cotton collection.  This is a great Top for a summer knitting project.

Hence, the  Bel Aire Top is great for beginning knitters; and an easy project to knit to show off your knitting talents.  After knitting this project you can wear it as a formal or informal evening outfit.  This two-tone top is knitted in the jade and mint color yarns. It also features a designed to fit for M, S, and L individuals. To download the  Bel Aire Top pattern click on the link below.


Sewing in Zippers / Installing Zippers

June 25th, 2017

Hey Knitters,

It can be complicated to place a zipper into a knitted garment, such as, a sweater, pillow case or even a purse. So, here is a website called the “Frog Knitting.” This website contains an article   that teaches you how to install zippers.  This step-by-step instructional will walk you through ever detail needed to know about installing a zipper.

The website also includes photos so that you can see clearly how to assemble the zipper placement into the knitted garment. This technique it is a great way to make you knitted garment look professional. Click on the website below to download the article frommore information.


White Winged Horse: Graph or Chart

June 24th, 2017

Hey Knitters,

Knitting a graph or chart item can be fun and tranquil.  The relaxing step by step technique of changing different colors to form a picture is exciting.  So, here is a graph pattern present and sold by, Fayard-hand-Made-Crafts called the “White Winged Horse.” This would make a lovely blanket for someone special.

It is a beautify depiction of a white horse flying among the night stars. You can find and buy this  graphed pattern on the Craftsy website for $32.00 dollars. For more information go to the website at: https://www.craftsy.com/knitting/patterns/white-winged-horse-3×5-/106859

Stitch of the Week: Granite Stitch

June 22nd, 2017

Hey knitters,

Here is an interesting stitch pattern called the granite stitch. This pattern stitch is easy to knit and has a rope like design to it. The knitted technique creates a thick texture pattern stitch that work well with blankets, sweaters, vests or even scarves. You can find the tutorial of the granite stitch on the website Studio knits at:


Give it a try I think you will love it.

Cast on multiples of 2 stitches. Work a 4 x4 stitch gauge before knitting a project.

  • Row 1: Knit all stitches
  • Row 2: *K2tog; rep from * to end
  • Row 3: *(K1, p1) into same stitch; rep from * to end
  • Row 4: Purl all stitches

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

How to Knit a Sweater

April 30th, 2017

Hey Knitters,

If you always want to knit a sweater here is a website for you. This article is presented you by The Spruce which is located at https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-knit-a-sweater-2116326.  The title of the article is How to Knit a Sweater.

This instruction tutorial includes information about the level of skills a knitter should have.  Moreover, the article gives the knitter the basic information about casting on, binding off, cropping, abbreviations and instruction on how to knit an adult or baby sweater. This article is great for beginners, so give it a try and enjoy.

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