Originally Posted by Stacy
Can you explain a 'join'? I am new to knitting. I recently made dishcloths for my mom and mother-in-law. I balled the cotton, but there was a knot in one. I just assumed to knit as usual. Needless to say it made a very noticable spot on the cloth. Then next time I came to a knot I cut the yarn and then added it as if I were adding a new color. Is a join easier?
Ah, Brenda beat me to it! :-) And, actually, I have knit a knot into a dishcloth before, but it was just for me, and I made sure the knot ended up on the "wrong" side (is there a wrong side for dishcloths?).
When I mentioned "join" above, I was thinking of either using a Russian join or felting the ends together, and both of those are shown on the page that Brenda linked to. If I ran across a knot in cotton, and I cared, I would just do like Amy's suggests, and knit the two yarns together for a few stitches.