For or­gan­is­ing your knit­ting

Too many pat­terns to knit? Can’t find your way through all that yarn? Nee­dles ev­ery­where? Fol­low our top tips to get your knit­ting on track!

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1 First things first, de­clut­ter your yarn stash! If you haven’t got a pro­ject in mind for some yarn, pop it in a do­na­tion bag or gift it to a friend.

2 Now, or­gan­ise your yarn. Shelves, boxes or bags are ideal. Sort by in­tended projects, colour, fi­bre con­tent or weight – don’t for­get to pop in some lit­tle laven­der bags!

3 Time to or­gan­ise all those nee­dles. Store your straights and DPNs in sep­a­rate pots, old mugs or pretty cups. Pop your cir­cu­lars in a pouch or even hang them o a hook!

4 As for all your handy scis­sors, tape mea­sures, stitch mark­ers and such, they can be stored in small food con­tain­ers or lit­tle pouches.

5 It can be use­ful to cre­ate a pro­ject bag when you start a new knit. Fill a bag with ev­ery­thing you’ll need for that pro­ject (from scis­sors to a pen) and do this for each pro­ject you have.

6 Sort through your pat­terns, whether they’re print­outs, PDFs, mag­a­zines or books and de­cide what you’re re­ally go­ing to knit. Then, file them away in a folder or a box. The rest can be re­cy­cled or do­nated!

7 Keep track of your projects with a Rav­elry ac­count! Head over to www.rav­ to set yours up now.

8 Work out how long each pro­ject will take you to knit. This way, you’ll know how many things you can make in a year and won’t over do it!

9 Learn to say no! As much as we want to knit for the whole world, some­times what we re­ally need is a re­lax­ing knit that’s just for us.

1O Have fun! That’s the most im­por­tant part, af­ter all. Once you’ve planned out your year of knit­ting you can sit back and re­lax, oh, and ac­tu­ally get knit­ting!

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