Knitting Tips: How to Hold Yarn for Stranded Colorwork

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How to Hold Yarn for Stranded Colorwork

How to Hold Yarn for Stranded Colorwork

Stranded colorwork—a technique for knitting with multiple yarn colors—can bring a serious infusion of style and pattern to your projects, but dealing with more than one strand of yarn at once can quickly turn into knotted mess if you’re not careful. But, don’t despair! There are ways to keep your yarn under control without losing your mind.

How to Hold Yarn for Stranded Colorwork

English knitter? Continental knitter? No problem! This helpful guide for how to hold yarn for stranded colorwork that Ashley Little from The Feisty Redhead shared on Craftsy has tips and techniques to fit your knitting style.

Whether you prefer to hold your yarn in using your left hand, right hand, or even both hands—or any combination thereof—Ashley’s handy tips will help you find the stranded colorwork yarn hold that’s right for you.

Of course, as with all knitting techniques, there are tons of right ways to hold yarn for stranded colorwork, and the guide linked above is just a start. If you’ve got tips or tricks that you’d like to add, feel free to share them in the comments!

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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