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 … Continue reading Tip Tuesday: Loop Confusion
Tip Tuesday: Stretch Direction
TipTuesday Nalbinding edition - direction of most stretch is usually perpendicular to the rows. Update: All the stitches I use stretch that way. I think coptic stitch is one of the odd ones that doesn’t.
Tip Tuesday: Shrinkage Direction
Nalbinding TipTuesday: Shrinkage is greatest in the width wise direction (across your rows). (Fulling is felting down a piece of fabric) The two bags were same size and of the same type of yarn. The green one barely shrunk in the vertical direction, but almost halved horizontally/ width wise. *Shrinkage varies from yarn to yarn.
Tip Tuesday: Stacking
Nalbinding TipTuesday: Stacking the needle - fold most of your yarn, put the folded part through the needle.
Tip Tuesday: Tighten Previous Stitch
Nalbinding TipTuesday: To tighten previous stitch - pull the top of the current stitch.
Tip Tuesday: Take Out a Stitch
Nalbinding TipTuesday: To take out a stitch - pull the bottom of the stitch.
Tip Tuesday: Reading Your Work – Decreases
TipTuesday: Reading your nalbinding work - Decreases are an upside down “V” in your previous row.
Tip Tuesday: Reading Your Work – Increases
#TipTuesday Reading your nalbinding work - Increases are a “V” in your rows.
Tip Tuesday: Braided Join
Here’s a good video on the braided join. (It’s my favorite join because 1. there’s no spit involved 2. you can use it with any type of yarn - wool, cotton, etc.) She uses 3 inches of the braid. With nalbinding I can get away with 1-2 inches and I usually pull the middle yarn … Continue reading Tip Tuesday: Braided Join
Tip Tuesday: Loops Slipping Off Your Thumb?
#TipTuesday - Nalbinding: Loops slipping off your thumb? Try pulling the yarn straight down your arm.