How to knit with a thread to tighten with

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In this DROPS video we show how you can knit your work with a thread on one side to tighten with.

Sometimes you need to tighten the edge on a toe of a sock or a hat or another design. You can sew in a tightening thread afterward but the easiest and with the nicest result is if you let a tightening thread follow the edge while you are working the piece. Insert a matching thread in the outer loop of st and let this thread follow the edge, make sure to wrap the working thread around it when turning at the edge. Afterward pull hard, tie and fasten tails.

You must read the pattern to be able to follow. You’ll find patterns where you can use this technique by clicking on the pictures below.

The video above can be used in the following patterns

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Comments (3)

Manuela Gschaider 12.01.2021 - 14:11:

Freue mich schon diese neue Socken Technik aus zu probieren.. Vielen Dank für Ihre tollen kostenlosen Strickanleitungen .. die Videos sind eine geniale Hilfestellung.. Da macht Handarbeiten total Lust auf immer neue Projekte.. Vielen herzlichen Dank.. Beste Grüße aus Österreich

Kate Gill 28.09.2020 - 17:50:

In the afternoon playdate pattern it says for the back elevation "tighten the strand" what is that? I dont know what to do and cant find anything to show me

DROPS Design 29.09.2020 - 08:33:

Dear Mrs Gill, this is done when working the short rows for elevation to avoid a hole, you just have to tighten the yarn as explained and shown in this video to the elevation. Happy knitting!

Celia 12.07.2011 - 19:42:

Estos videos son muy didacticas y paraa personas que no sabemos tanto de tecnicas de tejido nos son muy útiles. Gracias y felicitaciones!

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