I love colorwork! And I hate tangled yarn almost as much – it’s the worst! So here is my method for keeping the yarn coming and making Colorwork Without Tangles!
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Colorwork Without Tangles
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So what it comes down to is… when you are working with multiple colors or skeins of yarn like this, whenever you switch colors or turn your work, you twist the strands of yarn up together. By lining them up in a box/bucket/small canoe, you can spin the bucket as you work, in the opposite direction of the twist in the yarn, et voila! Untwisted yarn ready to knit or crochet! This can be so much easier than spinning your work – especially when it’a big project!
When you are pulling the yarn from the center of the skein, and working in the same stripe pattern throughout – such as ABCABCABC, that’s all you need to do!
But if you are working tapestry crochet (and bobbins are too small), or stripes that have a varying pattern – such as ABCBCBA, or you have to pull from the outside of the skein, then you can still use the bucket method, but I’d suggest one addition – pull the yarn you are using out of the bucket, finish that row/round/section, and then put it back in the bucket in its order. This one move will save so much time in the end!
What is YOUR best tip for keeping the yarn flowing when multiple colors are threating to become a tangled mess? Please share in the comments! And in the meantime, you can pin this one for later:
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