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Old 07-21-2005, 05:03 PM   #1
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yard comes with tied knots -untie or leave?
This is probably a stupid question--Butttttt when you're knitting along and there is a knot tied by the manufactor in the skein --do you untied it so you can weave it in at a seam or just continue knitting and hope that the knot does not appear on the "right side". With wool, I untied and used the video showing how to felt the two pieces together, but now I'm working with cotton.
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Old 07-21-2005, 05:07 PM   #2
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It's funny--just this morning I was reading about knots in Knitting Without Tears and she said to cut the knots out and weave in the ends like you're starting a new ball because the knot will frequently "pop" out to the front.
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Old 07-21-2005, 06:18 PM   #3
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I always cut them out and weave in the ends... I don't like knots in my knitting anyway, but I also read the same thing in Knitting Without Tears.

If a ball of yarn seems to have an unusual amount of knots, I'd say 3 max (but just 2 irritates me), return it to the shop. They can return it to the supplier and let them know of a bad batch.
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Old 07-21-2005, 07:07 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Silver
If a ball of yarn seems to have an unusual amount of knots, I'd say 3 max (but just 2 irritates me), return it to the shop. They can return it to the supplier and let them know of a bad batch.
ya know that reminds me, i was just winding a ball the other day and found TWO knots within less than two feet of each other. even i, who has never had a problem tying a knot before, was more than a little annoyed by that.
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Thanks for the info!!! I also find it annoying to come across knots. Oh well.
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You know what's MOST annoying? Finding a knot.. that's right, just ONE knot, in a $35 skein of cashmere. That is totally unacceptable.

Of course, I just cut it out, weaved in the ends and whined all the while. :rollseyes:
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I hate knots in my yarn!!! It just makes my skin crawl.
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:40 PM   #8
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I think knots are just a part of buying yarn regardless of price and generally I don't get too upset about it, but there are some self patterning yarns like Noro or the various sock yarns where a knit can completely throw the patterning off. Noro is particularly notorious for having knots where the pattern is completely disrupted from one side to the next.

If you find a knot in a wool yarn, I suggest using this method
http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/vid...elting-rds.mpg
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