November 12th, 2013

Tuesday’s Tip – Knit and Crochet Easily with Coned Yarn

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Coned yarns aren’t just for weaving! Yarns wound onto a cone are wonderful to knit and crochet with. They generally come in fairly large quantities, which means fewer joins and weaving in ends. The only tricky part can be getting the yarn off the cone easily while you’re working with it. You could put the cone on the floor, but your seat may not be high enough to be effective. A great solution is to run the yarn over a tall object so it glides off the cone easily.

Knit and Crochet Easily with Coned YarnRun the yarn from a cone over a tall object so it glides off the cone easily.

Here, I used a tall computer monitor, but a desk lamp would work really well too. If you haven’t worked with coned yarns before, you can try the Valley Yarns 496 Greenway Shawl knit in Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace) and Valley Yarns 456 Sumac Berry Shawl crocheted in Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk.

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I started working at WEBS in September 2010. I learned how to knit 5 years ago and have been crocheting since childhood. When I'm not knitting, I love to be outside with my Black Lab, Ellie.
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One Response to “Tuesday’s Tip – Knit and Crochet Easily with Coned Yarn”

  1. Spinner Says:

    Pulling the yarn from the top of the cone will either increase or decrease the twist in the yarn, depending on the direction it was spun. If you want the twist to remain stable, pull from the side of the cone. The easiest way to do this is to put the cone on a spindle – something that will let it rotate – a lazy Kate, a flute stand, paper towel stand, or lay it down in a shoebox so it can turn without rolling away.

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