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Topic: snb wristbands-i need help  (Read 2824 times)
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« on: January 13, 2004 05:24:59 PM »

 ???Hey everyone! I got the SnB book for Christmas (after shameless hinting) and am dying to try the wristbands. I am a little confused though. I am a beginner knitter and have never encountered the instruction to knit with 2 strands of yarn as Debbie tells us to in the book. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Also, am I supposed to use two strands of the same colour or two different ones? I need help! If you can drop me a line or send me in the direction of a good site, I will be eternally grateful!

« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2004 03:37:39 AM »

You knit with two strands of yarn to make it thicker -- you just hold two strands together (from 2 balls of yarn is easiest) the same way as you would hold one strand that you were going to knit with.  And knit pretending like theyre just one strand.  I think the SnB pattern calls for using both the same color, but it would have a cool effect if you used two colors too... a good thing to experiment around with.  I made those wristbands myself for a friend (got the book for Christmas too!), but I used just one strand of a thicker wool yarn (which had been hand dyed and so the color had variations in it).  They turned out great.

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