Crafters are always looking for little hints and tips to make their projects cheaper, quicker or better-looking. These top ten crafty hacks will make your knitting life much easier and will have you saying, “I never thought of that!” Click on the pics to find out more information.
Make a ball winder
There’s no need to splash out on an expensive ball winder. Make your own from just an empty toilet roll and make perfect centre-pull balls of yarn.
Protect your points
Knitting under the influence may not be the best idea, but those wine corks certainly make perfect point protectors and stop those stitches from sliding off your needle.
DIY yarn bowl
Stop your yarn ball rolling around on the floor by using a dish and bulldog clip – simple!
If you need a mini pom-pom to finish off your project, use a humble kitchen fork to make it.
Straighten your needles
If your new circular needle is kinking, dip the cord into hot water for a few seconds then pull it straight.
Cheap yarn holder
Make a yarn holder for pennies by sticking a chunky knitting needle through the top of a cardboard box.
Cotton bud cables
The squishy bits at either end of a cotton bud make it perfect for using as a cable needle. Stick a few in your crafting bag!
Plastic Tic Tac boxes are just the right size for storing tapestry needles, stitch markers and all those little bits that get lost at the bottom of your knitting bag.
Loom band markers
Did your kids go through a loom band phase? Are you still finding them everywhere? They make perfect stitch markers!
Not got a ruler on you? Download a measurement app on your phone so you’ll always have a ruler with you.