May 8th, 2012

Tuesday’s Knitting & Crochet Tip – Managing Two Colors

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Some of the simplest tips can be the most useful. This week’s tip comes for Tina, our Education Manager.

If you are working with two balls of yarn and need to keep the strands separate, but also need to keep the yarn in the same bag, use a zip-top bag. Zip the bag closed for a few inches, feed the first yarn out of the bag, zip a few more inches, then pull the second strand out of the bag.  The zipped spaces will keep the two strands separate outside of the bag!

How else have you used zip-top bags to organize your knitting and crochet life? Share your ideas with everyone in the comments.

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Dena

Ecommerce Marketing Manager at WEBS - America’s Yarn Store
Dena started working at WEBS in 2006, shortly after she learned to knit. She also dabbles in crochet and weaving. She finds knitting complements her marathon and triathlon training really well.
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  • http://twitter.com/NiseyKnits Denise Twum

    I use them as project bags, especially when I need to go out to run errands and don’t want to be caught in a queue or in a doctor’s waiting room without a project. 

  • CellSockLady

    I keep all of the tiny balls of yarn left over at the end of a project in a gallon-size bag that way they don’t get lost at the bottom of my baskets.

  • 150jhb

    I use the heavy-duty zip top “school supply” bags to organize my circular needles….and they all have 3 hole punches so fit in a thick binder.

  • Susan

    I actually clip off a corner and pull the yarn out….that uses two sandwich bags, not one, but the zipper (on the other end) stays shut!

  • BJKnitter

    I like zip-top bags for controlling fuzzy specialty yarns so I don’t end up wearing the fuzz when I take a project with me. With cotton yarns and black pants this is a plus.

  • Dena

    That’s a good reason for using zip lock bags.

  • Dena

    Never be caught without your knitting or crochet project.

  • Dana Garson

    Thanks for sharing with us.  Great idea and works well.  Thank you!

  • Latwood

    It works really well if you cut two little x’s on the flat side or at the bottom and then zip the bag completely closed!

  • Anne

    When I am working on different projects simultaeously,  I pack them in bags…for the road…the needles, item, small scissors, tape, etc. Grab and go for sitting in the car, visiting, etc…DOesns’t work for huge items, but works well for scarves, hats, mittens, socks, kid things…

  • Gayle

    I cut the corners off and thread one strand of yarn through each. I found the top didn’t stay closed as well the other way