- Megalodon by Marc Smollin. Knit out of Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin in the color way Pesto, Malabrigo Yarn Sock in the color way Chocolate Amargo, and Grignasco Champagne in the color way 508 on US size 4/ 3.5 mm needles.
- Grettir by Jared Flood. Knit out of Cascade 220 in the color way Black, Valley Yarns Northampton Worsted in the Oceanic Heather, White, Light Grey, and Dark Grey on US size 7/4.5 mm needles.
- Color Craving by Stephen West. Knit out of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the color way Baltic and Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in the color ways That Ol’ Chestnut and Zombie Apocalypse on US size 6/4.00 mm needles.
THRUST AND CUT:
- Sword of a KAL: geoknittrix designs. The KAL end date has been extended to the 31st of October.
- Social Media Scarf.
3 thoughts on “Episode 57: To Break or To Cut”
Breaking yarn comes from working with wool. When you work with pure wool, if you pull the yarn apart from the ball rather than cutting it the end stays woven in better, and is less apparent. Since the staple comes out in the full length, the resulting end lays flatter.
It works the same way that spinning fiber does – you don’t cut the fiber when you are done with a single, you just break the fiber apart.
Bunniphish, how do you break Aran (and thicker) yarns. I need to cut those. xxx
I twist them opposite of the ply, then pull.