Improvised Yarns

Experiment with string or raffia, rip strips of cotton fabric and join them with knots, or cut spirals from cloth, plastic sheeting, mock leather or suede, and sew the ends together. If you can make a continuous thread out of it, you can knit with it.

Raffia and string.

Novelty yarn . Ribbon yarn.

If you want to hold the yarn in your left hand, try taking it over, under and around the fingers (above left). Alternatively, wrap the yarn around the little finger, then under and over the other fingers (above right).

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