Make chunky wool cord for giant knitting projects | Cara Corey | Skillshare

Make chunky wool cord for giant knitting projects

Cara Corey, Knitter and overall do-it-yourselfer

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5 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:40
    • 2. Materials

      3:46
    • 3. Making crochet chains

      3:01
    • 4. Felting the cord

      3:11
    • 5. Knitting with the cord

      2:24

About This Class

If you've ever wanted to make an oversized knitting project, such as a basket, rug, trivet or pouf, you may have struggled (as I have) to find the right material. This wool cord, made from a simple crochet chain and felted in the washing machine, is a beautiful and sturdy material for those projects. 

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Once you know how to make the cord, you can make as much as you want in all different colors. It does take some time to make a lot of cord, but it saves you from having to dye rope and you don't have to worry about pilling and fuzz, like you do with the giant wool roving that has become so popular lately. 

Materials needed:

• 4 skeins worsted or bulky weight wool (Patons Classic Wool is my favorite)
• size N/9 mm crochet hook
• laundry delicates bag
• pair of old jeans for agitation
• washing machine and a few drops of laundry detergent

You do not need to know how to crochet. You will learn in the class how to make a simple crochet chain.