Re: [lincolnknitters] Re: how long should your tail be?
Re: [lincolnknitters] Re: how long should your tail be?I think it just secures the second end to make it easier to hold the yarn. I haven't tried this myself yet. Maybe we can play around with it on Saturday.
I think I understand this but maybe you can show me what you mean. I get the part about the inside and outside tails from the ball of yarn but don't understand the part about popping it through the slip knot. What does that do?
--- In email@example.com, Julie Kundhi <jkundhi@...> wrote:
> Heh. That subject line sounds like it should be spam. I read this tip and
> because some of us were talking about it at WP a few weeks ago, I'm sharing
> with the group.
> Cast on using the inside and outside of the ball. To do this, make the usual
> slip knot as your first stitch, using the outside tail. Before tightening it
> to fit the needle, take the inside tail and pop it through the slip knot,
> leaving a tail about 3” long. Now when you tighten the knot, you have two
> strands like you normally would, but neither one will run out because they
> both lead back to the ball. Cast on all the stitches you need, clip one of
> the tails, and keep knitting with the other!