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Shortcuts and Techniques Every Knitter Should Know by Lily Chin - Hardcover - Published 2009
BINDING OFF - STAIR STEPS
One way to get rid of the "stair steps" when binding off over several rows is When you bind off each group of stitches, always slip the first stitch of the group. This makes for a much smoother edge. Maggie's Rags
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Do you need a marker when knitting or crocheting? You can use a bread tag as a marker. Needlepointers.com
GAUGE
Always check the gauge listed on the yarn against the gauge required for your pattern to make sure you are buying the right yarn. Wonderful Things
KNIT SWATCH TEST
Knit swatch test - Measure it well in all directions and wash it the way you would wash your finished garment. Measure again carefully to compare to the original. You now know how it will look after washing, without jeopardizing your whole garment. Wonderful Things
KNITTING
Be sure that you know, if your instructions were written in America or in Europe! There IS a difference. Wonderful Things
KNITTING
During breaks in knitting, I put a rubber band on the tip of the needle to keep work from slipping off. By Alice Best Lions Yarn
KNITTING NEEDLES
Store double pointed needles in travel toothbrush holders and mark size with indelible marker. Lions Brand
KNITTING NEEDLES
Store knitting needles in tubes for cross-stitch cloth. Ben Franklin Crafts
PATTERNS - KNITTING PATTERNS
Keep a pen and paper handy or a row counter to keep track of how many rows are completed. This is particularly helpful with more difficult patterns. One extra row in one sleeve of a sweater will result in a horrible mismatch. By Judy Coates Suite101
SCISSORS
Put plastic or rubber knitting needle points on the tips of scissors so that they won't damage other things in your knitting bag. The Knitter's Bag
STITCH MARKER
Make stitch markers out of pieces of a different colored yarn, make a slip stitch and put on the needle where you want to mark an area. Karen's Left-Handed Knitting Page
TASSEL
Use a latch hook for attaching tassels, it keeps the yarn secure as you pull it through the edge. Prayer Shawl Ministry
YARN - JOINING NEW SKEIN
When adding another skein of yarn leave enough tail to knit it in with next row. It will save the effort of weaving in the small hanging pieces after the project is finished and it will also stay put during use. By Lee Levy Lions Yarn
YARN - JOINING NEW SKEIN
When knitting and joining a new skein of yarn, knit 3 stitches using both the end of the old skein and the beginning of the new skein. Drop old skein, and continue with new skein. The Knitter's Bag
Yarn Holder
Don’t let your yarn get crossed. Use an empty baby wipes container to keep yarn clean and tangle-free. Real Simple
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Learn how to keep yarn from rolling away by putting it in a bowl. This also helps keep yarn clean. Watch video. Needlepointers.com
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Turn an ordinary oatmeal canister into a yarn holder. No more tangled yarn.

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