Working With Multiple Strands Of Yarn At Once

When a pattern calls for working with multiple strands of yarn held together…what would be your best options? The easiest answer, obviously, is to pull 1 strand of yarn from individual skeins to create a group of 2, 3 or more yarn strands!

3 Strands from 3 skeins of yarn

 

But what to do if the number of skeins you have is not a multiple of the required number of stands? Here are a few easy solutions!

UNIVERSAL METHOD

This method works like a charm! Simply wind the required number of balls out of 1 skein of yarn. Use electronic scale to check the weight of the balls for accuracy.

2 STRANDS FROM 1 SKEIN

Pull the tail from the center of the skein & use the end from the outside of the skein as your second strand. Hold these 2 ends together for knitting or crocheting with double strand at once from a single skein of yarn.

2 strands from 1 skein of yarn

3 STRANDS FROM 1 SKEIN – LONG CHAIN METHOD

Working with 3 strands of yarn at once is super easy! The “long chain” method is based on a foundation chain commonly used for crochet projects; it is done by pulling the chains (loops) as long as possible to triple the working yarn. Check our video below for step-by-step instructions.

3 strands from 1 skein of yarn

4 STRANDS FROM 2 SKEINS

Just like you would work with 2 strands from a single skein, use 2 skeins to use 2 strands from each skein (4 strands in total)!

4 strands from 2 skeins of yarn

We hope this article was helpful & you  might like to try these techniques with some of our Crochet Rug Patterns.

Crochet Rug Patterns by IraRott

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