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Learn to Knit: Keeping Colourwork Tension Even

18th January 2024 colourwork 3 min read
Learn to Knit: Keeping Colourwork Tension Even

Keeping your colourwork tension even is the key to nice looking colourwork. The temptation is to pull the yarn tightly but this doesn't work if you want to keep the stitches loose. This video shows you how to stretch out your work so that you have lots of stretch in your colourwork which will avoid it puckering and becoming stiff.

Steps to even tension:

  1. When changing colour insert the needle into the next stitch.
  2. Before knitting, stretch the stitches out on the right needle.
  3. Loosely strand the colour you are working behind those stitches before knitting.


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Carol Feller

Carol trained as a structural engineer, and she brings that love of analysing structure into her knitting, creating complex patterns that are easy to understand, while her approach to process is all about testing and playing, and making mistakes along the way. That’s where the
joy lies!

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