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Old 09-25-2007, 07:48 AM   #1
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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...
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:57 AM   #2
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That happened to me the other day with Paton SWS yarn. I was not only surprised, but disappointed that they would do that. If it had been something I bought on the $ rack, it wouldn't have bothered me as much, but I paid full price for this yarn.
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I've had this with Caron simply soft too just the other day. Guess its the nature of the beast
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If it had been something I bought on the $ rack, it wouldn't have bothered me as much, but I paid full price for this yarn.
Exactly! It's not a lot of money compared to the *real* nice yarn, but that doesn't mean we should have to pay in another way through our projects!
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:01 AM   #5
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This happened to my with some Lion's Brand Jiffy I was recently using to make a sweater for my niece. There were 4, yes 4 places where it was knotted only to find out that the strands were tied together! I guess not a big deal because it wasn't expensive yarn but now there are all these knots on the inside of the sweater and it looks bad (oh well at least it doesn't show).
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:05 AM   #6
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I'm still pretty new to knitting, but
I've been told, and have read that yarn manufacturers are "allowed" (??) to knot yarn together in a skein. I was taught to just untie (or clip) the knot and join just as if you were joining a new skein.

However, I would be extremely irritated to find another dye lot in the middle of a skein! I would think that is surely unacceptable, even in cheaper yarns!

I'd consider writing to the company to see if it's a standard practice, just so you'll know whether to buy their product again.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:33 AM   #7
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I've had this happen a few times, and once with a yarn I thought was a nice one - don't ask me what it was though, cause I blocked it out. The worst was a skein of SWS - it had like 4 or 5 knots, and pretty staggering color changes at some points. So frustrating! Especially when you add that you have to then weave in all those ends!!
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Yep. I've had the same thing happen with SS. Knotted in the middle of the skein and then the yarn seemed to be a different texture--kind of all fuzzed up and MUCH thicker. Reminded me of a mill end. I had to cull about 10 yards of yarn before I could use the rest of the skein. Luckily I had purchased an extra skein so I had enough yarn to finish my project. But it make me
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:41 AM   #9
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I haven't had that happen with the Simply Soft--yet. But I have had it occur with the Lion Brand Thick & Quick. And with *several* $8.50/50g balls of Debbie Bliss yarns. I was far, far more irritated with the expensive knots.
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I've used Caron a few times, never had this problem. Used it for the scarf on my avatar
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