Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-09-2006, 09:25 PM   #1
Jackie M.
Turning the Heel
Jackie M.'s Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Posts: 545
Thanks: 3
Thanked 24 Times in 13 Posts
Tying Yarn Together
I've read that it's best not to tie yarn together when adding a new skien to your project. Does anyone tie?
Jackie M. is offline   Reply With Quote


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

Old 06-09-2006, 09:33 PM   #2
Mod Squad
Ingrid's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,585
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,254 Times in 1,845 Posts
I admit that I tie on occasion if I think it won't show. I really like spit-felting when I work with a yarn that will felt together--you can hardly tell where one begins and one ends. Very thin yarns have a knot the size of a flea, so I don't think that's a big deal, either.

I mostly knit with both together for a couple of stitches, though, rather than knot. The knot can leave a wonky place if you're not careful.
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006, 10:09 PM   #3
Turning the Heel
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 663
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to skNYC Send a message via Yahoo to skNYC
I always tie them because I don't feel secured about joining them loosely. It's just me.
skNYC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006, 10:36 PM   #4
Posts: n/a
I do both, although I am growing more and more acustomed to tying all my yarn because of the few dishcloths I've done, after they come out of the machine and are used again, I'm seeing all these little pieces of yarn popping out!!! Quite annoying I must say.

I've tried everything I can think of to make it stop but they just keep popping out on me. :rollseyes:
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006, 11:21 PM   #5
Sock Yarn Bliss
Shandeh's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 16,369
Thanks: 4,369
Thanked 2,850 Times in 1,912 Posts
I usually tie mine too. I've heard that you can use glue or "Fray Chek" to help hold them in place when you're finished knitting.
Shandeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2006, 03:39 AM   #6
Pink Dandelion
Knitting the Flap
Pink Dandelion's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: My Own Little World
Posts: 302
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
I admit that I do tie sometimes

If it's something like socks or a 'special' project I do all I can NOT to tie by using the russian join, spit splicing, or 'less conventional' methods. But if it's something felted, or a dishcloth or something that will hide the knots in a seam I often throw all rules to the wind and (*gasp*) tie.

I'm PinkDandelion at Ravelry!
Pink Dandelion is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Self Tying Neck Scarf Video MGM Pattern Central 4 07-02-2011 10:22 PM
Today, I bought yarn, yarn, yarn, and more yarn.. iwouldratherbeknitting General Knitting 24 01-22-2008 08:12 AM
When changing colours: tying off at edges and changing yarns Susan P. How-to Questions 5 04-19-2007 04:34 PM
Weaving or tying? volmel How-to Questions 9 04-28-2006 12:13 PM
Yarn Yarn Sisterhood Needs Yarn for Chemo Caps foldedbird Buy/Sell/Swap 6 09-03-2005 09:17 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:40 PM.