Monday, 23 September 2013

Here's something I found on my Daily Knitter blog from Interweave. This is a new 'joining a new ball' technique. I'm going to try this out and see what I think. This was introduced for lace knitting so it must be close to invisible. I like the reference to tying flies for fishing. Sometimes the best techniques come from somewhere else.
Double Uni-Knot

The double uni-knot, used for tying flies, is surprisingly easy to make. One of the best features is that you can cut the tails right next to the knot.
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Lay the two strands parallel to each other on a flat surface. Bring the tail of the lower strand back on itself to make a loop, then cross it over the upper strand (Figure 1). Wrap the short end around both strands three times, bringing it to through to the front of the loop on the third wrap (Figure 2). Pull on both ends of this strand to tighten the knot (Figure 3). Wrap the upper strand in the same manner (Figure 4), then tighten both ends (Figure 5).

—Kristin Omdahl, from A Knitted Wrapsody

Pretty good. Can you see it right in the middle of the orange?

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant. Thanks. for this. My fisherman husband will be asking for 'knitting' lessons.


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