Try colourful magic knots on
For any crocheter with a stash of yummy yarn, there’s always a problem: what to do with all those little odds and ends of yarn, often left over from old projects.
Well, we have the perfect idea for using up those random little balls and creating some unique, colourful projects: tie them together! The easiest way to do this is with a ‘magic knot’, and in this workshop we’ll show you how to do it.
The magic knot is a way to join together two pieces of yarn with a super-strong knot that won’t come undone and that doesn’t leave any ends to weave in – result! You can use this knot to join together as many random little balls as you like, in whatever colour theme or combination you like, to create your own brand-new ball of yarn that looks similar to a shop-bought variegated yarn and will hook up into a unique and excitingly unpredictable colour effect.
The magic knot is a really handy and easy technique that’s worth learning, even if you only use it to join a new ball of the same yarn on a bigger project. We’ll explain just what you need to do and how to do it, so you can create your own colourful projects like this rainbow cowl (see page 83 for the pattern).