Starting your knitting with waste yarn and ravel cord is a machine knitting staple technique.
Why Scrap and Ravel?
- Use waste knitting to hang cast on comb and/or weights
- Protect delicate/fine yarns
- Immediately start patterning (tuck, lace, etc) with weights in place
- Leave waste knitting in place to make blocking easier – especially for edges that roll
Scrap and Ravel Cast on
|When non-machine knitters hear the term waste yarn, they often cringe. Spinners especially are uncomfortable thinking about “wasting yarn”. I’ve even known machine knitters who unravel and re-use waste yarn (even though they have dozens of cones sitting in their stash) … .but that’s a topic for another soapbox post.|