Tutorial: The Making of a Magic Ball (with Magic Knots!)
I've been a wee bit obsessed with designing knits that use magic balls for a long time and have a photo tutorial to show you how to make the magic knots I use for joining skeins. If you like learning techniques through video I have a little one of those as well!
|Step 2: Lay down the two ends you want to join with the tails going in opposite directions.
|Step 3: Take one end and go underneath the other end to the opposite side.
|Step 4: Then bring that end back over and lay it across itself.
|Step 5: Then take that end and go inside the loop you have created to make a overhand knot.
|Step 6: Pull tight.
|Step 7: Repeat with other tail.
|Step 8: Holding onto the working yarn, start to pull in opposite directions.
|Step 9: Keep pulling, the two knots will slide together.
|Step 10: Pull all the way tight!
|Step 11: Trim the ends VERY close to the knot, sharp scissors help!
|Step 12: Test your knot by yanking on it HARD! If you do not follow these steps exactly the knot will pop apart!