It’s Tip Tuesday! (5 Knitting Lifesavers Inside)

We know that a little tip can turn into a huge lifesaver. That’s why every Tuesday this month, we’re putting together a stash of trusty tricks and shortcuts, courtesy of our favorite knitters.

Enjoy these 5 fresh ideas to get things started — and don’t forget to visit our Knit Savvy page for more bite-sized inspiration!

From Angela Tong:

#CraftSavvy Tip No. 6: When using the long-tail cast-on, keep your knitting tidy by winding your yarn tail with a plastic bread tab.

Tip No. 6

When using the long-tail cast-on, keep your knitting tidy by winding your yarn tail with a plastic bread tab.

From Grace Akhrem:

#CraftSavvy Tip No. 7: When weaving in the ends of a slippery fiber like cotton, bamboo or linen, split the strand into single plies and weave each ply in a separate direction. The ends won't come undone as easily!

Tip No. 7

When weaving in the ends of a slippery fiber like cotton, bamboo or linen, split the strand into single plies and weave each ply in a separate direction. The ends won’t come undone as easily!

From Sunne Meyer:

#CraftSavvy Tip No. 8: Place old wine corks on the end of your needles to prevent the stitches from slipping off.

Tip No. 8

Place old wine corks on the end of your needles to prevent the stitches from slipping off.

From Miriam Felton:

#CraftSavvy Tip No.9: When casting on lots of stitches, save time counting by placing stitch markers at regular intervals while you go.

Tip No. 9

When casting on lots of stitches, save time counting by placing stitch markers at regular intervals while you go.

From Miriam Felton:

#CraftSavvy Tip No. 10: When winding slippery yarns, add another point of tension between the swift and the ballwinder. It'll keep your ball tight and stable!

Tip No. 10

When winding slippery yarns, add another point of tension between the swift and the ballwinder. It’ll keep your ball tight and stable!

If you missed Tips 1 through 5, see them here. And discover a world of inspiration in our Knit Savvy roundup!

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