Tip for using a needle with multiple eyes: Get several arm lengths of yarn and put la loop or section of it into each of the needle holes. When you need more yarn, pull a loop out of one of the needle eyes. This will help you use longer lengths of yarn, so you don’t have to join as often.
Nalbinding TipTuesday Have a chain of twisted stitches? It’s normal and will straighten out after several rows.
#Nalbinding #TipTuesday Counting stitches in a chain? consider the middle of the chain.
#Nalbinding #TipTuesday Counting Stitches – for rows of nalbinding, count the loops on the edge of your work.
Nalbinding TipTuesday A braided join works great for yarn that doesn’t felt. (More joins to come…)
Nalbinding Tip Tuesday – Stitch markers! A few types I’ve found that work well are yarn, bulb safety pins, and crochet locking markers. The last two kinds I like to put through the middle and top loops of a stitch, so the markers don’t stretch the loops they mark.
Nalbinding TipTuesday Setting down your work: Take note of the direction the working yarn comes out of the stitches. (Some stitches will come out on the other side of the loops – such as plaited edge stitches.) Then you’ll easily know the front and the back of your work.
Belated Nalbinding TipTuesday – the bumps on the back of your stitches will even out as you work more rows.
Rådmansö Stitch Trouble Shooting for #Nalbinding #TipTuesday – One of the stitches I personally want to use more in my work is the Rådmansö Stitch. It’s quite different from the stitches I’ve often used. You pick up 3 behind the thumb, twist and wrap the working yarn around your needle and pull the needle through. Every once in a while though I get a funky looking split in the edge of my work and need to back up a few stitches to fix it. The image I’ve attached is what that problem looks like. (Video with directions for this stitch by Sanna-Mari Pihlajapiha https://youtu.be/l3JWp60B83s )
Nalbinding TipTuesday – confused about which loop is which? Pull lightly on the working thread, the one that tightens is the last one created. (If you’re working on your thumb – for most stitches this loop will go on your thumb. If you need more than one loop on your thumb, you can pull the top of the last stitch to find which loop tightens and this would be the next loop to put on your thumb.)