We get a lot of questions regarding knitting techniques and this is what the skeinoblog is for. This week a customer asked us how to connect ends from I-cord yarns, so here is a short tutorial:
You might have knitted with I-Cord yarns in the past and wondering how to connect ends or fix knots. Believe it or not but this is actually quite easy.
I-Cord yarns are kind of a “tube” yarns. With a blunt sewing needle or tapestry needle, you can go inside the “tube” and thread one end into the other end.
You can use this technique, just follow my hands:
1.Finding the opening of the tube
Cut the yarn and find the opening of the tube.
2. Gliding the needle into the tube
Then let the needle glide further into the yarn-tube.
3. Pulling the thread into the tube
Pull the thread approximately 2 inches into the yarn and bring the needle outside the yarn-tube. Unthread the needle.
4. Final fix
Pull the Yarn into the opposite direction until the end is completely in the yarn-tube.
Here you can see, the connection is almost invisible. What remains is a slightly thicker portion of the yarn, which nobody will find.
That was quick and easy, right! Do you want to see more short tutorials like this? If you have any particular questions you would like me to explain in the skeinoblog just send me an email here.
…and as always,