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Old 09-26-2007, 12:50 PM   #21
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I've had this happen with Caron SS also (as well as with other yarns). What I didn't get was that SS is stated as being no dye lot, but I can see a distinct difference. I thought no dye lot meant that all skeins would be identical?
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:49 PM   #22
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I've had knots in things, but never a colour change :-( That sucks.
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:33 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Lighting57 View Post
Your doggy is so cute in that picture and with the scraf wrapped around her/his head it makes me think of a little ole lady for some reason.
Thanks, she had surgery on top of her head and it was totally shaved, so I used the scarf to cover it up and it turned out great. Here's another. Such a ham! Her name is Cricket. Her biggest fear (aside from thunder) is the whistling X-Files tune (at beginning of every show) she JUMPS into my arms until it goes away!


#2 is modelled by Peanut. I love the sheen of Caron:
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:20 PM   #24
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New to the world of knitting, and started my second scarf, when I saw a knot binding two pieces together in the middle of the skein. I kept knitting, but it is extremely noticeable. Bad part, is this scarf was going to be a Christmas gift for a dear friend, but I'll just start a new one for her. It was Lion Brand yarn, and I wrote the company to inform them of my disappointment. I also informed them that I was extremely hesitant to purchase any of their product for future use. It just surprised me to find something like this in a higher priced product.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:25 PM   #25
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Hi. You'll find many yarns, even ones more expensive than Lion - the yarns you find in a real yarn store - will have knots in them. Up to three in a skein is 'an industry standard' they say. The less expensive acrylics sometimes don't have any. So it just depends. The knots happen when the yarn on the big spools break as they're being wound into skeins. I pull on the knot and if it gives a little I'll cut it out and reknot it because I know mine won't come undone. Most people do just cut them out and join the way they normally do at the end of a skein.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:29 PM   #26
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It's not that unusual although always unhappy to come upon a knot in a skein of yarn. And sometimes there's more than one! Even though it's a scarf, you can cut the knot out of the working yarn and join the new end as if you were joining a new ball of yarn. There are videos for various methods on the Free Videos tab at the top of the page under Tips. Sometimes you can do this in the middle of the row and sometimes it's better to back the join off to the beginning of a new row and then weave the ends into the edge.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:23 AM   #27
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Haven't had this happen too many times, but it's never been an issue for me personally.

Simply Soft is on sale at Michaels for 2.50 a skein instead of like 4.50. I had to stop myself from buying a bunch, especially considering just this morning I went through my yarn collection and came up with so much stuff I need to use up!
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:17 PM   #28
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knots in ss yarn
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so, I was knitting a scarf with grey Caron Simply Soft, and then all of a sudden I come upon this knot in the skein. So I untangled the knot and realized, THIS IS TWO STRANDS OF YARN TIED TOGETHER, right in the middle of my skein of yarn! I just continued knitting with it, just thinking it was extremely weird.. then as I was working with it more, I realized that this section of yarn felt different than the first (kind of rougher and chunky), but I was almost done by that point, so I just kept going. Then when I was finished and looked at the scarf, you can see a color change and sort of texture change for the last quarter of the scarf!!

Has this ever happened to any one else? I'm not really upset about the color change, I just think it's really weird that they would sell a skein of yarn that had two different dye lots tied together in it...
I have found knots in this yarn a couple of times, but not a change in texture. I just untied it and treated it as starting a new ball of yarn. Is kind of annoying, tho. Linknit41
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:09 AM   #29
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I have some older Caron simply soft yarn that I liked for a scarf and hat. However when I bought some newer skeins the yarn was not nearly as soft as the first ones I bought. Wonder if they changed manufacturers?
I have not had any change texture in the middle of a skein, though they do seem to have more knots in them than other brands I've work with.
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