Weaver’s Knot – A Miracle!
Recently, in the daily guy’s Zoom meeting, a friend from Germany told me about the weaver’s knot. Why did I have to hear about this on the street?
What Is A Weaver’s Knot
By a show of hands, how many of you knew about this miracle knot? And never told me about?
Just a little history of my knot knowledge.
When I first starting knitting and decided to connect to sections of yarn together, I used a square knot.
It wasn’t a very effective knot. I couldn’t clip the loose ends very tight to the knot. Else it would untie and wreck my fabric.
Then I learned about the “magic knot.”
With most yarns, this created a tight, little knot that didn’t untie when I clipped the loose ends short. I have been using this knot for over a decade now.
Until last week. When a Zoom friend demonstrated the weaver’s knot.
This is a major change for me in my knitting.
And unlike all those selfish people that have never told you about this before, you’re welcome.
Here is a video demonstrating and comparing the three connecting knots
Working on three things since last blog entry. First is Michael Green’s Provenance Mitts.
I’m using the leftover yarn from the first, larger version of the mitts. Ball and Skein Glissade
in colorway Bittersweet (orange). The 50/50 Merino/Silk blend is lustrous and beautiful. And Leading Men Fiber Arts Showcase yarn in colorway Huron (blue), which was a custom color they did for the Great Lakes Knitting Retreat. You could always substitute their Perfection colorway. The superwash Blue-Face Leicester is amazing to work with.
The second project are the “test tubes” I’m making for an upcoming workshop.
I leave in a week to go back up to Easton Mountain. For the first time since September of 2019. I will be hanging out with 25 other vaccinated guys, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
I will be wearing these lovely felted slip-ons.
The three pairs of “Duffers” felted slippers that I made last week felted up beautifully. Thaddeus wanted one of them. And he was meeting with a good friend who he thought might also want a pair, so he brought him a pair as well.