Jul
02

Navajo Knitting Basics

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Navajo Knitting: The Basics

Do you, like me, tend to shy away from large amounts of lace-weight yarns because the likelihood of knitting something on size 2 needles whilst juggling kids, career and self, doesn’t necessarily appeal to you? Do you also find yourself drooling over all of the gorgeous, hand-dyed lace yarns currently available? Or, do you just want to be able to mix and match your stash, regardless of yarn weights to make whatever you want? Well my friends, then the Navajo Knitting technique is for you and is what we focused on for this week’s episode of Ask Me Monday! 

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Watch and Learn the Navajo Knitting Technique

 

Once you’ve got enough yarn plied for the approximate amount of stitches you need (no worries if you’re short, though, you can always ply more), cast-on stitches. Unless otherwise specified by a pattern you’re working from , the cast-on method isn’t important.

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Work (in whatever stitch pattern you prefer) the three plies (strands) you’ve created for each stitch as if it were 1 stitch. This triple-ply of yarn will take you from a lace-weight to a worsted; from sport-weight to a chunky; from worsted weight to a bulky, or even, from a bulky to a mega-bulky (see below!)

Learn Navajo #Knitting [VIDEO] | Learn a simple way to turn light-weight yarns into bulkier versions without having to wind three separate balls, then hold the strands together! Vickie Howell shows this great, stash-busting technique.#askmemonday #tutorial #howtoknit #learntoknit #navajoknitting #yarn #bigknits #bulkyknits #lightweightknitting

Needles: Knitter’s Pride Jumbo Birch Needles, Size U.S. 50/25mm

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2 Responses to “Navajo Knitting Basics”

  1. Caroline Ronten

    A cheat way to figure out needle size is that the needle should be twice the thickness of your yarn – or equal to two strands of yarn.

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