There I was, merrily knitting away on my Miette cardigan, when I came across one of those really annoying knots in my ball of wool, where the manufacturer had joined two lengths of yarn. Don’t you hate it when that happens? As a child I’d been strictly taught to never, ever join two strands of yarn in the middle of a row of knitting. But I really didn’t want to frog all the way back a loooong line of knitting, so I turned to Google.
I came across this post and decided to try the second technique. Huzzah! All I need to do is weave my ends in. From the right side of the knit, you’d never know a join was there and I’ve avoided nasty knots on the edge of my cardigan.
Am I way behind the times? Did you all know about this technique anyway? Is this what any proper knitter does as a matter of course?
Learning all the time, people!
In other news, I was out on a stroll and found this heart-wrenching appeal for a lost baby blanket. Oh, I hope it’s found… If you live in Walthamstow and spot a striped, hand-knitted baby blanket, give Pamela a call.