Thursday, June 08, 2006

A little annoyed

I'm slowly progressing and finally get to row 10 where I switch needle sizes and what do I find? A lovely little knot where they joined the yarn. I wasn't expecting to deal w/any joining issues 'til I got to the end of the skein.

So, anyone who's knitted w/this bamboo yarn have any suggestions on how to do a join, other than the usual weaving type method? I've never done a Russsian join, but I thought that works only if the yarn is plied as the one cotton example I saw on an online tutorial somewhere. Are there any other methods? A name would be fine 'cause then I could just google it up. TIA for any help!


Jacquie said...

There was a knot in my SWTC Bamboo in the middle of my swatch. Luckily I haven't come across any since, but I did think a bit about what I would do if I did. The structure off the yarn is basically an i-cord, so I thought either you could graft the two ends together with an unravelled thread from a spare length of the yarn (very fiddly I should imagine) and hide the ends inside the cord, or you could thread one end into the inside of the other. Another idea might be to leave the ends and then sew them with a thread from the yarn onto the back of the piece afterwards.

I haven't tried any of these I'm afraid - just throwing some ideas out there - hope someone else has some better ones. Would love to know what you decide is the best solution in the end!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

I went ahead last night and tried the Russian join after a couple knitty posters tried it after I posed the question there. It works much better than I thought!

So I'll continue to do it I think, at least for the lace section since I can hide joins in the St st part at the seams since the front & back are worked separately.

Sophie_vf said...

I've been hoping for updates - I've followed the russian join thread as well and wondered how it worked out. Thanks for the info.