Checking Yarn Tension


Easy ways to check yarn tension:

Once you have stretched the yarns for the 3 strands, you can check the tension

  1. by visually checking that no yarn is longer than the others: the longer one(s) sag and you can easily see them as they’ll stick out

  2. by gently applying the palm of your hand on all yarns, and determine whether some yarns feel tauter than other

  3. for the musically inclined: lightly pluck each yarn and see if you get the same pitch - that works better if your setup can act as a soundbox as it will amplify the sound.