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How to Knit with Multiple Strands of Yarn

Knit twice as fast with this fun technique!

Updated February 04, 2019
How to Knit with Multiple Strands of Yarn

Working with two skeins of yarn at once can really make a project unique and quicker to knit. This How to Work With Multiple Strands of Yarn knitting video has some extremely helpful tips and tricks for how to successfully knit with two strands. From your type of yarn, to your needle size this guide will make sure that you are perfectly prepared to take on any knitting project where you have to work with multiple strands at once. Check out this video tutorial to see how you can master this knitting technique!

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Watch the video below to learn the best tips and tricks for knitting with multiple strands of yarn simultaneously. For more videos like this one, be sure to subscribe:

1. Pick Your Yarn

You will need two skeins of yarn to start. Make sure to use the same type of yarn, so that washing and handling your project is easier for you. 

How to Pick Yarn for Knitting

2. Determine the Proper Needle Size

You are going to need bigger needles than what the yarn on it's own as a single strand would call for. 

Knitting Needle Sizes 101

3. Practice and Mentally Prepare

One thing that you will have to get used to that can take some time would be holding two strands of yarn at once, and acting like they are just one strand. This can be tricky when you are first starting, so just be conscious of it. 

4. Begin Working With Your Yarn

Make sure that every time you go to knit you are working through BOTH loops. Stay very aware of this as you are knitting, because knitting only one loop can cause loose loops throughout your work. 

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