December 5, 2017

A fast gift knit with two clever tricks up its sleeve

If you have a tiny amount of wild and crazy yarn in your stash – brightly coloured super bulky, or maybe some fabulous but baffling handspun art yarn – Nullkommanix could be the answer. It might also solve a gift knitting crisis. AND it has a couple of nifty tricks to teach you.

Nullkommanix (meaning 0.0 seconds, which is about how long it takes to make) is knitted in simple elongated garter stitch, then twisted to make a moebius loop. Here’s the fun part: you can use the simple backward loop method as a nearly perfect provisional cast-on; I do that all the time in all kinds of yarn, but wild yarn like this will camouflage it particularly well. Photo tutorials teach you how to do that, and how to kitchener in garter stitch, for a super-easy and satisfying result that you’ll find yourself applying everywhere.

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