How To Use Up Yarn
How To Use Up Yarn
Expert knitter Rachel Ong shows VideoJug users how to use up excess yarn by making pom-poms and tassels to add to finished garments.
Step 1: You will need
- Some left over yarn
- Some cardboard
- A large sewing needle
- A pair of scissors
Step 2: Pom-poms
On some cardboard, Draw two circles, bigger than the required diameter of your pom-pom, with a smaller circle within each one.
Using the scissors, cut the 2 circles out, and the two circles within those too.
Next, cut a long length of yarn and thread it through your large sewing needle, doubling the yarn up as it passes through.
Hold the two circles together and thread the needle through the centre, around the outside and back through the centre from the front.
Continue to do this until the central hole is full.
Then, using the scissors, cut around the pom-pom, between the two circles.
Tie a piece of yarn around the centre of the pom-pom as tightly as possible and finally, cut the cardboard circles and discard.
To neaten the pom-pom, trim it to make a ball.
Step 3: Tassels
Get a piece of cardboard that is the same length as the tassel you want to make.
Wrap the yarn around the cardboard as many times as required, depending on the size of your yarn.
Thread a second piece of yarn between the yarn and the cardboard at one end and tie to secure, leaving a long end of yarn or 'tail'.
Cut along the yarn at the other end and remove the cardboard.
Thread the long end of the yarn through a sewing needle with a large enough eye to accommodate it.
Using the needle, thread the yarn down through the centre of the tassel from the top.
Wrap the yarn around the tassel as many times as required.
Finally, thread the needle through the top of the tassel. Cut the yarn, leaving a big enough tail to allow you to attach the tassel to your finished piece.
You are now ready to attach your pom-pom or tassel to your favourite knitted items.