A Quick Tuesday Tip

Inspiration struck, and although I should have been working on something else (something with a deadline that I lost time on last week), there was an idea that wouldn't leave my head. So last night, I cast it on. I'm really glad I did as it turned out just as imagined. I've spent today writing up the pattern.... which is almost done. While knitting up the second half of the sample, I realised that I haven't shared this little washi tape tip on the blog before, but it's something I do all the time and find incredibly useful.

When leaving a long tail for sewing up, secure the end with washi tape - it prevents tangling and also ensures you don't start knitting with the wrong end of the yarn. As the tape is low tack, it doesn't leave any sticky residue or damage the yarn when removed.

Washi tape and knitting

If you are looking for more ways to use washi tape with your knitting (like you need an excuse for more washi!) there's a post  in the archives which you might like. 


  1. Great idea with the washi tape - I never know what to do with it all (although I have lots)

  2. Love the washi tape idea! Can't wait to see the pattern that has inspired you! :)

  3. Clever idea. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has started working with the short end!


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