Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-01-2005, 09:57 PM   #1
toto1004
Casting On
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
joining same color yarn help
In the basic techniques, it says "Overlap the old and new yarn, and knit three stitches with both. Leave 1/4"-1/2" tail from each, dangling on inside of work, so the ends don't pop out in right side of work. Advantage: easy! Disadvantage: those three stitches may look bulkier. Knitting them tightly will help reduce bulk."

I'm knitting a blanket right now on size 17 needs and i'm double stranding it. I know the blanket will get tossed around and will be heavily used. Will this technique of joining the yarn hold up to abuse? I'm scared that the yarn will come undone!
toto1004 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 05-01-2005, 11:30 PM   #2
brendajos
Grafting the Toe
 
brendajos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Going through your stash...pay no attention over here
Posts: 6,256
Thanks: 29
Thanked 192 Times in 120 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to brendajos
well this will probably get me booed and hissed but i think if you have something like a blanket that is going to get beat up, washed a lot, etc that it isn't a terrible idea to....*gasp*....tie a knot. Though if you are doing four strands i wouldn't do all of them in the same stitch cuz that will be a mess!!

now the Knot Police are here with the white huggy coats to take me to the room with the soft walls...i must go now...
__________________
Brenda
brendajos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2005, 12:45 AM   #3
toto1004
Casting On
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
haha well...i'm knitting it for my boyfriend, and knowing how most guys are, he won't notice if there's a knot or two in it haha!! ideally it would be great if the proper technique worked! but if it's not 100% foolproof I just might try you idea *hides in shame*
toto1004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2005, 04:01 AM   #4
Egeria
Knitting the Flap
 
Egeria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ireland
Posts: 323
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Egeria Send a message via Yahoo to Egeria
I don't see anything wrong with tying a knot for this. Like you said, the blanket is going to be used a lot so a knot would be stronger.

When I join new yarn I usually only knit one stitch doubled then I weave the heck out of the two ends. No way that baby is coming loose! But I'm not sure that would work for double knitting.
__________________
"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow you have to put up with the rain" ~Dolly Parton
http://knit-wit.blog-city.com
Egeria is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
joining new color yarn? Likesyarn2 How-to Questions 2 02-29-2008 08:54 AM
'Joining the Same Color Yarn' Nanaof6 How-to Questions 2 04-08-2007 01:39 PM
joining a new color with a different gauge yarn? extremeknitterLAS How-to Questions 1 01-14-2007 04:38 PM
Joining Same Color Yarn Carrie4Bear How-to Questions 4 10-10-2005 05:24 PM
Joining new color yarn Jivewhistle General Knitting 9 02-12-2005 03:40 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:16 AM.