Da kündige ich groß an, in den nächsten Wochen mehr Zeit zu haben, weil Prüfungen vorbei - und verschwinde komplett von der Bildfläche. Der vorübergehende neue Wohnort in der Schweiz brachte wider Erwarten eine tägliche zwei-Personen-Strickgruppe (ich frühstücke jeden Morgen zwei Stunden mit meiner 97-jährigen Nachbarin und wir stricken und quatschen dabei fleißig) und einiges an zusätzlichem Sozialleben mit sich, so dass ich wenig Zeit zum Bloggen hatte - und das, obwohl es mittlerweile so einiges zu zeigen gibt.
My temporary new home in Switzerland has kept me away from blogging for a while now - I've been knitting/talking/breakfasting with my 97-year-old neighbor every morning and learning a lot from her, and I've actually worked on quite a few things to show here. And there's been quite a bit of other social life, too.
Aber heute gibt es erstmal etwas, was ich seit Anfang des Jahres immer wieder versprochen habe: genaue Bilder, wie ich beim Nadelbinden die Mehrfacheinzüge mache. Zur besseren Übersichtlichkeit nutze ich hier kurze Restfäden, mit denen die Stränge beim Färben abgebunden waren.
For today, I present: the long-promised pictures on how I manage to work with very long pieces of yarn in nalbinding. For better visibility, I use short leftover scraps of yarn.
This is what the basics look like: a single piece of yarn, the end you work with longer than the other.
For using multiple loops, you measure out a piece of yarn exactly like you would use normally. Do NOT cut it yet!
Instead, add another loop of yarn along the length of this piece of yarn. It should be a bit shorter - because, as when working with only a single piece, you need a free end to work with.
Pull the loop and the end of your yarn through the needle together.
When you have a bit of experience working like this, you can even use more than one loop. I often work with two or three, giving me five or seven layers of yarn in the needle. How many loops you use, greatly varies with the size of your needle's hole, the weight of your yarn and the stitch you work. When working nets in thin yarn, I sometimes even use four loops (nine strands running through needle) - but you should always look out that the amount of yarn can still go through your fabric easily. You don't gain anything if your needles gets stuck on every stitch and you have to force it through over and over again.
Thin needles often can't accomodate more than one or two strands of yarn per hole. Here, a needle with multiple holes works very well: each loops gets its own place, with the additional advantage of less tangling. I suggest pulling the single strand through the top-most hole to make your work easier when the yarn gets shorter.
Here you can see how you pull out one loop after the other. The other loops stay as they are until it's their turn, so the total length of yarn to pull through for each stitch stays almost the same.
It is important to use an uneven number of strands running through your needle. Using an even number, you will suddenly find yourself holding a needle without yarn in it when you pulling out the last loop.
Falls noch irgendwelche Fragen sind, dürft ihr mir gerne einen Kommentar hinterlassen!
If you have any further questions or problems with this technique, feel free to leave me a comment!