This PINNATE cardigan ALMOST got tossed into our campfire in the mountains a few weeks ago! The yarn had so much trash embedded in it, which was particularly visible when I was knitting in the sunshine! It drove me very crazy. My husband accused me of being crazy to take the time to pluck this yarn clean. (My Ravelry Notes)
Anyway, I simmered down and just began plucking away at the trash using tweezers as I knit along. It doubled the time it took to get this done. All's well that ends well, they say.
Above: the cardigan hemline isn't uneven. It's just how I'm standing.