Simply Knitting

FOR SWISS DARNING SUCCESS…

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• Before starting each section of Swiss darning, cut a number of 75cm lengths of each colour of yarn. Now when you need to begin a new set of stitches you already have your lengths ready for use!

• Tie in the ends as you go when Swiss darning. This will prevent your needle accidently sewing through the yarn tails, helping to keep your work flat and neat.

• Use Swiss darning to personalis­ing your tree skirt with family initials and the date you made it in one of the corners instead of a swirl – this will make this family heirloom an even more special project!

• Always chose yarn of the same thickness as background when Swiss darning as yarn too thin will not cover the entire stitch and yarn too thick would distort the stitch, and the finished fabric of your tree skirt.

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