There are plenty of reasons you might want to knit two or even more strands of linen yarn together. Maybe they aren’t thick enough for the pattern you’re working off of, or for the desired thickness of the final project. Or perhaps you really like the two colors and want to make a more visually interesting project that puts them in combination.
Fortunately, it’s not necessary to spin them separately into yarn before working with them. There are a couple easy ways to knit multiple strands of linen yarn together that hardly take any time at all.
How to Knit Two Or More Strands of Yarn Together
1 – Pulling from two balls
Probably the simplest method is to simply take strands from two (or more) balls of twine, hold them together, and cast those directly onto your needle. You might need to give them a little twist, so they hold together well. This is certainly a quick method and good in a pinch, but the big issue is that you’ve now got multiple balls of yarn rolling around as you pull the yarn off of them. This can easily lead to tangles, curious cats, or other issues.
So, the other option is:
2 – Making your own yarn ball
This is better if you’re planning on doing a lot of work with your combined multi-strand yarn. Take the strands, hold them together, then start wrapping them into a new ball. Or use a ball winder to spare yourself the effort. Once you’ve got a ball of sufficient size, snip the strands, and you’ve got a brand-new ball which will be easier to work with.
And that’s really all there is to it! Once you’re comfortable working with multiple strands at once, you’ve got a world of new options in terms of color combinations, thickness, and texture.
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