♥ Let’s start right at the beginning.
Firstly, as you are making your project you will need to leave tail ends of at least 6 inches/15cm.
You will need a blunt yarn needle and a pair of sharp scissors.
♥ Securing your centre.
I often hear people say they hate using a magic ring. “they always come undone”.
Well it’s nothing to do with a magic ring, it has to do with how you fasten off and secure the ends.
I have had chain loop starts come undone because I just didn’t secure it properly.
Your centre start will have a lot of pressure on it as you are working, and the bigger the project the more pressure there will be on the centre in years to come.
This is the most common area for work to unravel.
How to make a Magic Ring is covered in another post, and it includes instructions on securing ends.
However I wanted to go into a little more detail here, to make absolutely sure you will never have another one come undone.
Before you secure your centre, make sure there are no more stitches to make into the centre.
Once you have secured your ends, they are nigh on impossible to undo.!
♥ 1. Leave at least 6 inch/15cm tails.
Thread tail end of centre on a yarn needle, the tail end from your last stitch will be worked after the centre.
♥ 2. Work through the base of round 1 stitches, following the same direction as your yarn, [clockwise for right handed and anti-clockwise for left handed].
♥ 3. Turn your needle and work back in the opposite direction, ensuring you go under or over the next thread [see arrow]. This will lock your yarn in place.