Maire Treanor recommends using no more than a couple feet of PC at a time, because longer lengths can get in the way of your work. I agree, but sometimes I find that even 2 feet of PC can be unruly! Sally has given us a wonderful tip to quickly contain your pesky PC. Thank you to Sally! You are a genius! She uses a small hair clip to keep her PC in order.
|Use a hair clip to contain your PC.|
If you don't have a clip, you can tie a little skein. I think some people call it a butterfly. Not as easy as Sally's method but it works too.
|Wind yarn around fingers.|
|Here is your wound PC, a baby skein.|
|Place working thread behind skein, leaving a loop.|
|Using working thread, pull up a loop over front of skein and through loop just made.|
|Pull this thread UP to tighten. Not the working end.|
|Tah-dah! Pull the working thread to un-do. It's basically a slip-knot over the skein.|
Do you have a tip or trick to make your IC work go more smoothly? Let us know!!!