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Old 02-05-2011, 04:35 PM   #1
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started new skein of yarn
I'm a beginner just found a knot in the middle of skein. do I continue or undo the knot....then how do I join new skein.
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:23 PM   #2
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I undo the knot or cut it off leaving a tail (about 4 inches) to weave in later. You can start the remainder of the ball of yarn by knitting one stitch with both the end of the old yarn and the beginning of the new, again leaving about 4 inches of the new yarn to weave in later. The double thickness of yarn doesn't show in the finished piece. There are other ways of dealing with adding a new ball of yarn but this is one way. If you leave the knots, they have a pesky way of working themselves to the front of the work or worse yet, coming undone.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:27 PM   #3
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I usually knit at least 4 stitches with the 2 skeins, eliminating the need to weave in.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:20 PM   #4
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I have done what Katz does, but it kind of depends on what it is or what type of yarn. It doesn't work well with heavy yarn IMO. I prefer to cut the knot out and then loosely tie the two ends together to weave in later. Leave about 6 inch tails. You just start knitting with the yarn again.

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