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Before I start chatting about today’s tip, I want to thank everyone for making the FreshStitches Celebration Sale such a success! Deals were had far and wide… and the most popular pattern snagged was… you guessed it! The Choose Your Own Dragon Adventure pattern! Looks like we might have some more folks joining in on the CAL… yay!
Okay, back to the business at hand. On Tuesday, I talked about how to strand your yarn as you changed colors for long color changes (like for the dragon’s tummy).
Have you done that, yet? Good! Now, we can’t just leave it like that for two reasons. One, the stranding prevents the fabric on the tummy from stretching when you stuff the body, so you won’t get a nice, plush look. Two, the looseness of the stranding has probably left you with some goosey looking color changes:
Look familiar? We’d like those to look a little neater. So, what we’re going to do is cut the strands down the center:
Now you can see why it was important to make those strands at least 3″ long, right?
For the next step, we’re going to tie together (using a simple square not) each color-change pair: one MC tail and one CC tail:
When you’ve tied off all of the tails, the inside of your dragon will look like this:
And the outside will be beautiful and tidy!