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Yarn Stranding Guide


Keep yarns untangled and at an even tension while working on a colowork project. This purple plastic yarn stranding guide is worn on the tip of your finger, and will work for English or Continental knitters. To use, open the lid, and you will see four channels for yarn. Lay a strand of yarn in any of the channels, and snap the lid closed to secure. Item No. 80621

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5 out of 5 stars

This yarn guide makes stranded knitting significantly quicker for me. I knit English style (flicking) and this makes it so easy to grab the correct yarn when I'm working. It has also held up well to a lot of use. It's one of my favorite notions. I recommend trying to wear it a few different ways to see what is most comfortable.

5 out of 5 stars

Love this gadget....was not sure at first. Had to work with it. Fits end of finger, I knit English double point knitting is so much faster and comfortable now!

3 out of 5 stars

It's a nifty idea, but I'm not sure I'll be able to use it. I am a petite person with slim hands and the ring is too tight for me. It only slides on to just around the first knuckle before it's not comfortable. The little plastic hinge doesn't look like it would last very long either. I knit Continental, so I'm just going to keep trying to use it to see if it becomes more natural. I can see that one would be more motivated to make it work when knitting from multiple balls, but I haven't tried that yet.

1 out of 5 stars

I purchased both the yarn guide and stranded yarn guide. I find them very uncomfortable to use. One reason might be my throwing technique, which I admit is not the best. The main reason I cannot use them is that the edges are quite hard and sharp and are most uncomfortable on my finger. A small purchase, but would not recommend to others.

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this on a whim after reading the other reviews saying that the stranding guide worked well to relieve tension. All I can say is, it works great! I crochet quite often and recently injured my finger, so I wanted something to help keep my fingers relaxed. I needed to spend a few more dollars to get free shipping, so this went in the bag. I was afraid it would take some getting used to, but it's quite comfortable and easy to use. I have long thin fingers, however, and since I'm keeping this on my forefinger, it is a bit loose. I secure it comfortably on my knuckle and insert the thread in the gap closest to the tip of my finger. It doesn't slip much, but it would be nice if I could tighten this to suit my needs. It will stretch outward to fit larger fingers, but there is no way to tighten it to a smaller diameter. I am sure one day soon I will try this with colorwork, and I don't foresee any difficulties. A great buy!

4 out of 5 stars

I prefer the metal holders but they rust..... Pricewise much more intelligent choice

5 out of 5 stars

I see that these are being discontinued. I hope that is because they are being REPLACED with a similar product. I use them not only for two and three color knitting, but also to avoid skin irritation when knitting for several hours at a time. I am ordering two more, but will need some in the future because I usually have several on yarns for different projects. Sometimes the disappeared into the Twilight Zone, never to be found. I do admit that some have sharp edges when I first get them. I put paper tape on my finger until it wears down a bit. Thanks. Esther of Kent

5 out of 5 stars

I'm purchasing a third of these to leave with my crochet - it alleviates "crochet finger" very well.

5 out of 5 stars

I didn't get these for colorwork, as they are purposed. I instead purchased these to help relieve tension and carpal tunnel pain in my hand and wrist. I have to say it does help. I use one on my pinkie and one on the tip of my forefinger and thread the yarn through the stranding guide the same way I would normally hold my yarn so that I'm not trying to grip my yarn while knitting. Pain has improved and my knitting goes a bit faster when I don't need to stop to re-thread the yarn between my fingers. They are also light and comfortable, though I did have to get a feel for them.

5 out of 5 stars

These make color stranding *so* much easier! The plastic is much more comfortable than the metal stranding guides, and the yarn feeds through better.